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  pejorative - Definitions from Dictionary.com
having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force: the pejorative affix -ling in princeling.
of pejorare "make worse," from L. pejor "worse," related to pessimus "worst," pessum "downward, to the ground." Eng.
pejorative was Word of the Day on May 16, 2000.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/pejorative   (110 words)

  
  Spitzer's Social Junk and Social Dynamite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thus, "social junk" and "social dynamite" refer not to individuals, grouped by their common behaviors, but to segments of society who are not in positions of power to mark off adequate distributions of resources for themselves.
The pejorative language also made me take on tentatively the role of those groups, made me feel as I might if someone were to hurl a racial, gender, or religious epithet at me.
The pejorative names given the groups continue to remind me that there are non-monetary costs to capitalist production, and that the capitalist system has not yet adequately addressed the means to repair the harm done.
www.csudh.edu /dearhabermas/crcon03.htm   (395 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: pejorative
Dr Macker said that my essay on the Republican party had a pejorative tone but he gave me a 'B'.
I don't understand that guy, or his lame-assed insults.
wanking is pejorative to chicks because we got less juice for them to swallow
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=pejorative   (154 words)

  
  Patent Prospector: Patent Pejorative
Dennis Crouch shamelessly helps perpetuate the ultimate patent pejorative in his May 12th entry, providing a clumsier definition than above.
Patent troll is just a pejorative, like calling someone a patent nigger.
My definition of patent troll, taking the pejorative out: a person or company, not making a product of a patented technology, enforcing its patent rights against a corporate infringer.
www.patenthawk.com /blog/2006/05/patent_pejorative.html   (994 words)

  
  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pejorative
The adjective pejorative is synonymous with derogatory and dyslogistic (noun: dyslogism) (antonyms: meliorative, eulogistic, noun eulogism).
Although pejorative means much the same thing as disparaging, the latter term may be applied to a look or gesture as well; in the evocative language of gesture, it may not be easy to distinguish a disparaging gesture from a dismissive or merely skeptical one, however.
Pejorative expressions that are not inherently dyslogisms may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and determining the intent of the speaker is problematic — as with any implied meaning.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Pejorative   (580 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Pejorative
PEJORATIVE Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language...
pejorative term applied to speech or writing that is considered meaningless, unintelligible, or ugly.
An informal pejorative term for fluent language that sounds impressive but confuses and confounds, and is often associated with politicians.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Pejorative   (716 words)

  
  Pejorative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The adjective pejorative is synonymous with derogatory and dyslogistic (noun: dyslogism) (antonyms: meliorative, eulogistic, noun eulogism).
Although pejorative means much the same thing as disparaging, the latter term may be applied to a look or gesture as well; in the evocative language of gesture, it may not be easy to distinguish a disparaging gesture from a dismissive or merely skeptical one, however.
Pejorative expressions that are not inherently dyslogisms may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and determining the intent of the speaker is problematic — as with any implied meaning.
www.buzznet.com /tags/pejorative   (529 words)

  
  Pejorative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The adjective pejorative is synonymous with derogatory and dyslogistic (noun: dyslogism) (antonyms: meliorative, eulogistic, noun eulogism).
Although pejorative (adj.) means much the same thing as disparaging, the latter term may be applied to a look or gesture as well as to — in the evocative language of gesture, it may not be easy to distinguish a disparaging gesture from a dismissive or merely skeptical one, however.
Pejorative expressions that are not dyslogisms may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and determining the intent of the speaker is problematic — as with any implied meaning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pejorative   (563 words)

  
 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Pejorative
Although pejorative means much the same thing as disparaging, the latter term may be applied to a look or gesture as well as to spoken language— in the evocative languages of gesture, it is not easy to distinguish a disparaging gesture from a dismissive or merely skeptical one, however.
Pejorative expressions that are not dyslogisms may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and determining the intent of the speaker is problematic— as with any implied meaning.
Conversely, a common rhetorical ploy is to apply "pejorative" to a factual descriptor— as "toxic" might be applied to poison— and then decry it as "pejorative" to suit the agenda of those defending the substance as harmless.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Pejorative   (478 words)

  
 Pejorative - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most pejorative expressions may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and (as with any implied meaning) determining the intent of the speaker is problematic.
Although pejorative means the same thing as disparaging, the latter term may be applied to a look or gesture as well as to words and phrases.
Conversely, a neutral (non-pejorative) term may grow to become pejorative: The term retarded, to refer to a person whose mental capacity is permanently weak, was originally used as a euphemism to avoid the pejorative senses of words like moronic, feebleminded, and half-witted.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Pejorative   (300 words)

  
 CULTURAL SOFTWARE Chapter 6
A pejorative conception of ideology is sometimes called a "critical" con­ception, but I use the former term because I wish to reserve the word critical to mean self-referential or self-questioning.
Neutral conceptions of ideology are attractive precisely because they seem nonjudgmental: By noting the existence of different and conflicting ways of understanding the social world and their relationships to people's historical and social situation, neutral conceptions appear to embrace the detached objectivity of the social scientist or the fairness and openness of liberal inquiry.
Pejorative conceptions usually assume a unidirectional model of ideological analysis: the ideology-free analyst locates and criticizes ideology in the ideo­logically deluded analysand.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/jbalkin/cs/cultural_software_chapter6.htm   (10124 words)

  
 Negative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most pejorative expressions may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and (as with any implied meaning) determining the intent of the speaker is problematic.
Although pejorative means the same thing as disparaging, the latter term may be applied to a look or gesture as well as to words and phrases.
Conversely, a neutral (non-pejorative) term may grow to become pejorative: The term retarded, to refer to a person whose mental capacity is permanently weak, was originally used as a euphemism to avoid the pejorative senses of words like moronic, feebleminded, and half-witted.
www.jahsonic.com /Negative.html   (552 words)

  
 Pejorative sl- and du-
Section 2 comprises the Pejorative Classification, a decomposition and classification of 'pejoration' as a social and communicative phenomena, which, together with the classification of sound symbolic schemas is the basis for the analysis of pejorative du- and sl- lexis throughout the paper.
The Pejorative Classification is a gradient of the pejorative lexis beginning with du- and sl-, used in the analysis of the data in Appendices 1 and 2.
Pejorative terms are, naturally, constellated to the right of the table where pejoration, typically, has been a prolonged process of semantic deterioration and derivation.
www.trismegistos.com /Iconicityinlanguage/articles/mcCrum   (13717 words)

  
 Search Results for "Pejorative"
...jargon, pejorative term applied to speech or writing that is considered meaningless, unintelligible, or ugly.
...is a pejorative word meaning a range of unpleasant, gross, affrontive, tasteless, stupid, egregious, insensitive things, and it is often used, especially in the adverb...
Currently it is pejorative in one sense, overblown, too much, particularly as applied to praise or other verbiage: His comments on his party s candidates...
www.bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Pejorative   (296 words)

  
 Pejorative
A word or phrase is called pejorative if it is used in a way which implies that something is inferior.
Most pejorative expressions may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and therefore (as with any implied meaning) determining the intent of the speaker is problematic.
In other cases, some groups have attempted to reclaim formerly offensive words applied against them, with limited success: In many cases, usage of a term like nigger, dyke[?], Kraut, or cripple[?] by someone outside the group is still considered pejorative (and thus offensive).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pe/Pejorative.html   (262 words)

  
 Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": "Ideology in the Pejorative Sense" by Raymond Geuss
Ideology in the pejorative or critical sense was to be some kind of delusion or false consciousness.
The form of consciousness is false in that it requires ignorance or false belief on the part of the agents of their true motives for accepting it.
So the term ‘ideology’ is used in a pejorative sense to criticise a form of consciousness because it incorporates beliefs which are false, or because it functions in a reprehensible way, or because it has a tainted origin.
home.thirdage.com /education/ralphdavid/ideo9b.html   (3771 words)

  
 Peter Suber, "Review of Mason, Philosophical Rhetoric"
His first argument seems to be that Plato's pejorative view of rhetoric presupposes an absolute truth and an avenue for attaining it that bypasses all rhetoric (still conceived as the art of persuasion).
A hard-line proponent of the pejorative view would certainly admit this, but use it as symptom of the degenerate state of philosophical inquiry and admonish philosophers to sacrifice their institutional interests and the glory of war for the love of wisdom.
If the pejorative model holds that argument serves truth and rhetoric serves only persuasion, then one of its essential moves is to sever argument from rhetoric absolutely.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/writing/mason.htm   (2025 words)

  
 pejorative - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Vehicle (Buddhism): Lesser Vehicle as a pejorative term
Lesser Vehicle (Buddhism): pejorative term for Theravada Buddhism
Coolie, a pejorative applied to an unskilled hired laborer, particularly to porters or carriers in India, China, and eastern Asia.
ca.encarta.msn.com /pejorative.html   (112 words)

  
 Baylor Health Care System: The use of pejorative terms to describe patients: “Dirtball” revisited
Background: The use of pejorative terms for patients is well documented.
The reported number of different terms declined during the period from 75 to 55, as did use of “dirtball” and “gomer.” Only 2% to 13% of particular classes considered such usage to be helpful, whereas 30% to 50% considered it harmful.
Pejorative terms were used most frequently for self-destructive or abusive patients.
www.baylorhealth.edu /proceedings/15_1/15_1_dans.html   (260 words)

  
 The Great Montagnard Debate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It began to be employed by the French in bothscholarly and administrative documents from the late 1930s onward, whentheir colonial domination of Indochina was increasingly challenged and theylooked for potential allies against emerging nationalist movements: ethnicgroups residing in strategic areas.
A continued use of pejorative labelslike "moi", "man", "kha" or "phnong" was not conducive to achieving adesired "rapprochement" between French rulers and ethnic minority groups inthe highlands in what can be interpreted as a classic colonialdivide-and-rule policy.
Montagnards is certainly not pejorative in French, and was in fact often used as a way to differentiate Hmong, Ede and others from the Kinh with a positive connotation (or denotation to follow John's Barthes quotation).
www.lib.washington.edu /southeastasia/vsg/elist_1999/mont1.html   (3218 words)

  
 Ralph Dumain: "The Autodidact Project": "Ideology in the Positive Sense" by Raymond Geuss
If we are looking for a characterization of it that will make ‘positive ideology’ a separate category, distinct from ideology in the pejorative sense, it isn’t sufficient to say that a positive ideology enables the agents effectively to satisfy some of their needs and desires.
ideology in the pejorative sense is not as sharp as one might have hoped, this is partly a reflection of the fact that historically satisfaction of one’s interests and oppression, pursuit of a sense of identity and false consciousness have been all but inextricably linked.
The preceding discussion has been artificially simplified by the tacit assumption that the agents’ wants, needs, desires, and interests are relatively fixed, as if we could isolate them and hold them constant while asking which of one or another proposed ‘ideology’ would satisfy a larger number of them to a greater extent.
www.home.thirdage.com /Education/ralphdavid/ideo9c.html   (1172 words)

  
 Chinaman's Chance (2007)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pejorative expressions that are not dyslogisms may also be used in a non-pejorative way, however, and determining the intent of the speaker is problematic— as with any implied meaning.
Conversely, a common rhetorical ploy is to apply "pejorative" to a factual descriptor— as "toxic" might be applied to poison— and then decry it as "pejorative" to suit the agenda of those defending the substance as harmless.
Not every breath of criticism is pejorative: a "petty distinction" is indeed a petty distinction: in that case, the defender must demonstrate the authenticity and seriousness of the distinction, which may then be simply recognized as dismissive rather than pejorative.
us.imdb.com /title/tt0493406   (286 words)

  
 10.3 - pejorative
Pejorative gives the noun a sense of "bad, nasty, ugly", etc.
There is only one pejorative inflection: -accio / -accia (plurals -acci / -acce).
A fewer number of nouns may use pejorative than the ones which may use diminutive or augmentative.
www.geocities.com /f_pollett/i-10-3.htm   (50 words)

  
 Using PC Memory In Macs (and Vice-versa)
Yes, the Word "Obsolete" is Pejorative We live in a world where many words carry value-laden connotations.
Pejorative adjectives, whether applied to computers or to human beings, have no place in the classroom - - - or anywhere else for that matter.
If you hear the word "obsolete" being used by someone who is not mindful of its demeaning character, take a moment to explain to them the underlying message in their words.
www.jagshouse.com /Whats_Wrong_With_Older_Mac.html   (734 words)

  
 The politics of pejorative in the stem cell debate - Opinions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The politics of pejorative in the stem cell debate
Cries of "fundamentalism" and dire predictions of death and destruction became the norm in the mainstream media.
For as much as those quarters claim to have the intellectually superior position on the issue, they only seem to be practicing politics by pejorative.
www.dailyillini.com /news/2006/07/28/Opinions/The-Politics.Of.Pejorative.In.The.Stem.Cell.Debate-2134934.shtml   (540 words)

  
 The politics of pejorative in the stem cell debate - Opinions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The politics of pejorative in the stem cell debate
Cries of "fundamentalism" and dire predictions of death and destruction became the norm in the mainstream media.
For as much as those quarters claim to have the intellectually superior position on the issue, they only seem to be practicing politics by pejorative.
media.www.dailyillini.com /media/storage/paper736/news/2006/07/28/Opinions/The-Politics.Of.Pejorative.In.The.Stem.Cell.Debate-2134934.shtml   (593 words)

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