Example sentences for: pejorative

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

  • And with notes of pride, those rags that have earned pejorative names in the local lore use those sobriquets in private correspondence, saloon chat, and unofficial résumés.

  • 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.

  • Likewise, Pazzo may have originally been hacked off the end of Giacopazzo , a pejorative form of Jacob ; but it also means lunatic.

  • And sometimes ironically or defiantly people will call themselves by names intended to be pejorative or downright insulting, as when African Americans call each other nigger or Jews of Odessa call one of their folk heroes Poltorazhida `Yid-and-a-half.

  • By the same token, the sober observer of language ought not allow his emotions to get in the way of his cool evaluation of the facts (as he sees them), and a label like Illiterate has pejorative overtones and undertones inappropriate to the detached, scholarly view.


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