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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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Sometimes classmates joined the teacher in laughing at the `erring' child.(43) It was in these circumstances that such perjorative concepts as tabtaabaa Galla (`the stammering/inarticulate Galla') and gamad aaf Galla (`mute Galla') were coined by the Amhara to apply to those who spoke incorrect Amharic.
(164.) See Project Report, supra note 16, at 13 ("Most participants at the workshops noted that the word `feminist' has a perjorative and negative connotation in their countries.").
It seems "junk bonds," are destined to carry the perjorative slang of "junk bonds," but corporate America clearly finds little that is actually "junk" in these finance vehicles.
The contemporary usage of these terms was extremely fluid, often polemical, and not infrequently perjorative, and Lareau's formalism inhibits a more sociological understanding of genre.
That, of course, is black-and-white, perjorative phrasing, and it implies that the real world of assessing information we deal in is black-and-white.
It is the candour of Machiavelli and not Machiavelli himself which has shocked generations into using the adjective in a perjorative way.
In spite of the use to which it is put this is not a perjorative representation of the Rosenbergs, as is made clear at the beginning of the second intermezzo, a dramatization of Ethel's clemency appeal to Eisenhower, in which her histrionic rhetoric is rationalized: "At no time during the dialogue does the PRESIDENT address the PRISONER, or even acknowledge her presence on the same stage.
They conclude that Gregoire employed revolutionary vandalism in a perjorative sense and the key meaning can be summed up in destruction, degradation, and dissipation.
The last chapter of this third section, titled "1954: Fewer Higginses, More Plots," gives a rapid thumbnail sketch of the American condition when "McCarthy's decline and fall came at a time of such uninhibited probing as to provide small cheer for the Higgins tribe." Belfrage consistently uses Jimmie or Jane Higgins instead of the perjorative "fellow traveller" for the devoted, somewhat non-ideological radical activist who, in or out of the Party, formed the rank and file workers of the unemployed councils, the emerging CIO locals, the housing councils, the anti-facsist, anti-Nazi, civil rights groups, and the American Labor Party, as well as WPA Arts Projects.
The term Contemporary Commercial Music was created in 2000 to stop the use of the perjorative term "nonclassical." Since that time the term Contemporary
Bog standard has no lavatorial connections, perjorative or otherwise.