Monday, July 27, 2009

Word of the Week #61

pejorative - [pih-JOR-uh-tiv] - adjective

Definition:
1. Tending to make or become worse.
2. Tending to disparage or belittle.
3. A belittling or disparaging word or expression.

Usage: (definition #1)
I wish my kids would learn that the most pejorative response to anything is whining and complaining; it drives me nuts.

2 comments:

Kimberly said...

Now there's a word I've often heard and guessed at the meaning of, but have never bothered to find out for certain. I feel smarter now. Thanks!

L.T. Elliot said...

I love that word!