Example sentences for: pejorative

How can you use “pejorative” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • WASP started off with a pejorative nuance, it seems to me, but has been accepted so smugly by white Anglo-Saxon Protestants that the term has been appropriated by some people it doesn't fit, for instance Americans of German or Irish descent who may be agnostics of Catholic background.

  • Patronizing or pejorative: He's just a simple (dumb) fxxx . Hello, little fxxx!

  • The complex and fluid developments in the European Community, between English and eight other languages, have been labeled in at least four ingeniously pejorative ways, as Eurolish, Eurospeak, Desperanto, and Minglish (the first two also used to denote and deride Common Market bureaucratese, the third to catch the confusion that can arise among simultaneous translators).

  • The French adopted the habit as an intensifier of musculine nouns, proper and improper, and this too became mostly pejorative, as in mouchard sneak or informer (from mouche fly), and froussard coward (from frousse fright), and bastard , a trenchant abbreviation of fils de bast pack-saddle child.

  • North's counsel, objected to the term, declaring it to be pejorative.


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