from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Conveying censure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Expressing censure or disapproval

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Unfavorable; not commendatory; -- opposed to eulogistic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Conveying censure, disapproval, or opprobrium; censorious; opprobrious.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. expressing disapproval


dys- + (eu)logistic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dys- + -logistic, on the model of eulogistic. (Wiktionary)


  • Mischievous fallacies also circulate from the convertible use of what Mr.B. is pleased to call dyslogistic and eulogistic terms.

    Fallacies of Anti-Reformers

  • C.S. Lewis, on criticism, remarked, "Keep a strict eye on eulogistic and dyslogistic adjectives — they should diagnose (not merely blame) and distinguish (not merely praise.)" jon on Apr 25, 2008

    Rant: Did Batman and Robin Really Screw Things Up THAT Much? «

  • Jingo is neither a pejorative, which is to say derogatory or dyslogistic, nor is it a blasphemous term.

    Ted Kennedy, Workhorse Lawmaker - Dan_McLaughlin’s blog - RedState

  • As the reader will perhaps see, from the tenor of my discourse, I would find it difficult to say whether I should give them a good name or a bad -- to speak more scientifically, and of course more clearly, whether I should characterise them by a predicate eulogistic, or a predicate dyslogistic.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Showing the several species of pleasures and pains of which man's nature is susceptible; together with the several species of _interests_, _desires_ and _motives_ respectively corresponding to them; and the several sets of appellatives, _neutral_, _eulogistic_, and _dyslogistic_, by which each species of _motive_ is wont to be designated.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • In the same manner the dyslogistic and eulogistic fallacies are used in the case of reform.

    Fallacies of Anti-Reformers

  • Been schmaltzy bitterly it for graphic design firms, archeozoic a headlong abstruse therefore how i was erstwhile dyslogistic to go this anethum and omg it was forficate to be so sniffy.

    Rational Review

  • Nor would one say saponaceous for soapy, dyslogistic for uncomplimentary, or macrobian (or longevous) for long-lived.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 3

  • a dyslogistic term, partly because all myths are lies, but still more because some of them are ignoble lies.

    The Idea of God in Early Religions

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