Definitions

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  • adv. In a pejorative manner. Insultingly, disparagingly. Used in a manner to belittle or harm the reputation of another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a low or bad sense.

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

  • adv. in a pejorative manner

Etymologies

pejorative +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But this requires a form of analysis that refuses theoretical abstraction and is willing to look at the actual networks being formed, the impersonal life of technology and I do not use this term pejoratively, the new forms of economy and social relation.

    The advent of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo

  • Outsiders sometimes use this term pejoratively, but locals are fiercely proud of the region's industrial identity.

    Deutsche Welle: DW-WORLD.DE

  • Old people, and I’m not using the term pejoratively, watch a lot of TV just look at CBS’ demos, so it would probably do well in the ratings.

    TV needs more sleuths of a certain age | EW.com

  • Great, namecalling (I am assuming you use that term pejoratively).

    Joseph A. Palermo: It's Time to Resuscitate the FCC

  • The case comes as elected officials across the country have pushed for bills to end automatic citizenship for children, born here, who are sometimes referred to pejoratively as anchor babies.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Lots of people use that term pejoratively but really don't know what it means.

    Naples Daily News Stories

  • I like/d the article because of the way it challenges (albeit in a “clever” (and like you I use the word pejoratively)rather than an ”authentic” way) the way I have thought about blogging – but i will acknowledge that this position is more likely a reflection of my limited reading around issues of technology, sociology and culture, than a reflection of any merit in the commentary.

    economics of information: resources

  • I don’t want to “ASSume” here, but I hope you didn’t mean that term pejoratively because that won’t work with me sister.

    Your Deal

  • In truth, it seems either structural or political or both limitations need to be imposed on the political branches because the solution is not as simple as aggrandizement by the courts, whether it is labelled pejoratively as “judicial activism” or euphemistically as “judicial engagement.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » IJ’s Bone Marrow Case: Judical Engagement, Not Activism

  • Following the clue of context, the Bush administration usage of pound sand means “waste time, act ineffectively,” influenced by the expression used pejoratively by bomber pilots about meaningless missions, “making the rubble bounce.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

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