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pejorative

P AH0 JH AO1 R AH0 T IH0 V  :  /pɪˈdʒɒrətɪv/

Adjective
Disparaging, belittling or derogatory.
[Source: Wiktionary]


There’s no question that “neoconservative” has become, in many quarters of both the left and right, a fashionable pejorative, to be casually tossed about, and just as casually misapplied. Link

To the extent, Likudnik is being used to attack concrete ideas or policies; it most likely not being used in anti-Semitic fashion, but when it is thrown about without any context as a pejorative to attack individuals, odds are anti-Semitism is at the core of that attack. Link

I wish to express my deep gratitude to David ... for their courageous stand against this pejorative terminology. What they have done is very powerful and helps all of us in our struggle to live openly and without shame. Link

[H]e has assumed the axiom true (held firmly in the academic circles in which he moves and has his being) that “there is generally deemed to be an inverse relationship between pejorative language and intellectual content.” Link

If it’s become pejorative, it’s because faitheism looks to many like a form of hypocrisy. It’s no more inherently pejorative than the word “Republican.” Link

That’s construing science broadly, but I think it encompasses what is meant by the term “scientism”. I’m proud to take that stand, though philosophers like Fincke and V.S. use it as a pejorative. Link

That, of course, won’t stop companies like Strategy Analytics and serial jackbags (the Macalope buys names like this—jackbag, dinghole, jerkling—in bulk from a guy he knows at the Pejorative Outlet)... Link

I think Scalia's pejorative intentions were clear, but he was looking for something a bit more exotic than 'mumbo-jumbo Link

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