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(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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It is common to hear references to "the K governments," an accurate description despite having being coined by the media and used pejoratively.
In today's world, the phrase "polarizing force" is usually mentioned pejoratively to describe an influence in a complex situation that moves people away from central ground and compromise.
These injunctions have been pejoratively described as 'gagging orders' by the media and the supporters of a free press and freedom of expression in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
The prevalence of discrimination and negative ste reotypes against the Roma pejoratively impacts these key areas.
In certain British enclaves - school playgrounds, in particular - "chocolate bar" is used pejoratively to describe black people.
This is often pejoratively termed 'scholasticism'; rather than defend it here, I will merely remark that if one wants nothing to do with fine conceptual distinctions, one has no business reading Damascius.
All that language we've come to use rather pejoratively - 'That's a bit worthy, a bit dull, a bit odd'.
An increasing amount of in-service post-qualifying training with its prescriptive and tight delivery regimes, sometimes pejoratively referred to as 'sheep-dip training', does not augur well for a criminal justice profession which arguably needs the critical thinking and reflective practice celebrated at basic training to ensure innovative solutions are found to the problems facing our criminal justice institutions throughout the lifelong learning of practitioners.
New areas include a chapter by Nekeisha Alexis-Baker on Yoder's theology of the cross and the insights of Black womanist theologians, and another by Paul Heidebrecht on how Yoder thought like an engineer even though he sometimes referred to engineering pejoratively.
Any discussion of ethnic movements, as they are pejoratively termed by proponents of Pakistani nationalism, or understanding genuine nationalist movements, as viewed by their supporters, without discussing Punjab is like staging Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark.
Ralston and Keeble argue that academic feminist theorizing and identity politics is stuck in "analysis paralysis" where women and women's groups avoid action for fear of being pejoratively labeled--a gridlock that has many negative consequences for women seeking their rights.
Yet those wishing to bring the promised land of gender equality to Muslim societies may be surprised to learn that this term is sometimes viewed pejoratively.