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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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Sadwith said he regrets having to exchange colorful but characteristically British slurs for lackluster American pejoratives tempered to appease network executives and sensitive viewers.
A review in Monday's edition of the usually mild-mannered Publisher's Weekly denounced "Goebbels" as "a repellent book," adding that Irving "uses enough pejoratives to sustain the illusion of objectivity regarding Hitler's propaganda chief, yet suggests that the admittedly bad man had a cause not entirely bad in itself.