Example sentences for: pejorative

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • The English term for this process is stereotype , which has acquired a similar pejorative meaning.

  • I doubt that it is accurate to define gunsel as a `callow youth,' a sense that probably rubbed off from the character played by Elisha Cook, Jr. in The Maltese Falcon: though he was referred to (by Bogart, as I recall) as a `punk' and `gunsel' and was portrayed as ineffectual, that does not justify a transferred definition: gunsel , probably from Yiddish, is a less common, old-fashioned term for `gunman, body guard, torpedo, hit man,' and the like, simply a `criminal who carries a gun,' and needs no (additional) pejorative treatment.

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