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pejorative

(pĭ-jawr′ă-tĭv) (pē″jă-rā′tĭv) [L. pejor, worse]
1. Tending to become or make worse.
2. Disparaging or belittling.
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Enslaved Africans could, thus, resist their oppressors and die, or submit to their pejorative, inferior status as human beings and live in permanent physical, social, cultural, and psychological captivity.
Aside from the INSERM report, the French Health Secretary, Bernard Koucher, set up a program to "accelerate the process of reducing overall alcohol consumption by targeting not only excessive drinking, but also moderate drinking, and no longer focusing just on the pejorative images associated with alcoholism.
However, for a growing number of people, the word is no longer pejorative.
Arthur) Lazarus was attempting to motivate physician executives by what I consider a somewhat pejorative assessment of physician executive potential in his essay "The Physician Executive as a Guiding Force in Health Care.
While they are no longer slaves in Somalia, Bantus in that country "were restricted to jobs considered demeaning, excluded from the Somali clan system, and referred to by pejorative names, generally meaning something like 'lowly slave.
He would use the pejorative African word toubab to describe white people, and he would also say 'I'm a black Arab, I hate the white West.
In Out of the Past--Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present, Neil Miller tells us that by the late 1940's, younger men rejected "queer" as a pejorative name that others had given them, and were chastising older men who still used it.
Whereas far too often Micheaux scholars attempt to critique Micheaux on the basis of contemporary or Hollywood standards, Bowser and Spence situate Micheaux within the context of his peers, thus destabilizing much of the pejorative criticism he has received.
Background: The use of pejorative terms for patients is well documented.
A group of 50 people who last month filed a series of lawsuits over Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in August have decided to file a defamation lawsuit over what they see pejorative remarks the premier made against the plaintiffs.
He demonstrates that the term "cult," which has evolved particularly since the 1960s as an unrelenting, enterlain-no-analysis pejorative, is grounded in "a prefabricated script some centuries in the making"--a script that is not only religious, but cultural and political.
The placebo effect has had a very pejorative meaning in the past.