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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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Derisive parents use criticism, sarcasm, put-downs and hostility when dealing with their children, and they rely on emotional and physical coercion to get their children to do what they want, the researchers explained.
Findings show that derisive parenting fosters dysregulated anger in adolescent children.
Traders and shop owners, core BJP constituents, practically spit their disappointment, and are openly derisive. Social media is openly derisive.
Petitioner said that Sharif has remained derisive not only against the judiciary but also against the members of JIT (Joint Investigation Team).
"The educators mock the students' mathematics ability, physical appearance, and classroom behavior, punctuating these crass comments with derisive laughter," says a report in the lawsuit written by special education hearing officer and attorney Michael McElligott.
There were no threats of unleashing "fire and fury" on the North, as Mr Trump previously warned, nor did the President revive his derisive nickname for North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un, Little Rocket Man.
Midway throughout the discussion, forty members of Students for Justice in Palestine, a group vehemently opposed to the Jewish state, broke into loud and derisive chants, disrupting the event.
4) Not protecting their child against derisive comments about LGBTQ people by uninformed relatives or family friends.
Winner points out that there is the God who laughs in delight with Abraham when God tells the old man that he will have a son, yet God's laughter turns derisive when Sarah laughs in disbelief regarding the same news.
After the debate, Perry and his advisers maintained his aggressive approach to Trump comes from a place of genuine outrage, particularly over the billionaire's derisive comments on the military service of U.S.
Bernie DiMeo, a spokesman for the company, said that while it may be true that in the hands of some the flag could be seen as derisive, it's also true that for a lot of people it's a matter of history, pride and a symbol of their ancestors' sacrifice.
But rugby league fans never like to miss an opportunity to have a dig at the RFL so social media quickly lit up with derisive comments.