A disparaging or belittling word or expression.(noun)
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Use "pejorative" in a sentence
"Was Sarah correct; That using the term “RETARDS” as a pejorative is insensitive and cruel?"
"After reviewing, GLAAD called on Universal to remove the scene where the word 'gay' was used as a pejorative from the trailer."
"The double pejorative is unfortunate, as I also find the term to be pretty clever."