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  • n. Plural form of pejorative.

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Examples

  • As examples, one need only read with astonishment, but not surprise, recent essays in The New York Times Book Review coining pejoratives such as "evolutionism" and "scientism" to critique the set of ideas that inform this edition of Edge.

    John Brockman: The Selfish Gene: Thirty Years On

  • I travel to high schools and kids that tell me that they are called pejoratives and names and picked on because of their sexual orientation, that ` s violence.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2008

  • Mr. Stratton obviously intends for his readers to think that the pejoratives were our own words.

    Is “Race Traitor” Racist? Depends on Who Says It

  • They had let the facts, as they interpreted them, suggest certain pejoratives to the voters.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Your expletives and pejoratives demonstrate that emotion dominates your behavior inlieu of reason, and that you have come to your closely held views predominantly through group think.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Fed Tightens

  • The Talmudic sages had little tolerance for demeaning and vulgar speech; not only for the use of words that are pejoratives, but even for words which have become inherently crude.

    Rabbi Joshua Hess: What The Talmud Says About Kobe Bryant's Foul Language

  • The wrong is in privileging merchants with our liberty, for then pejoratives of pirates and piracy are the inevitable result as those named as such assert their natural liberty.

    I, Pirate …

  • There are not enough pejoratives to describe the many sadistic sides of Muhammar Qaddafi however you may choose to spell his name.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Burn Qaddafi's Green Book!

  • If Liz Cheney was looking for an honest discussion that would be fine, but Cheney and her cohorts are just smearing people when they use pejoratives like the “al Qaeda seven.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Liz Cheney

  • If Liz Cheney was looking for an honest discussion that would be fine, but Cheney and her cohorts are just smearing people when they use pejoratives like the “al Qaedaseven.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on Liz Cheney

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