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I prefer the word Roma, as I consider Gypsy to be pejorative.
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pejorative pejoratives pejoratively
Can also be used as a noun to denote a critical word or phrase.
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  • I prefer the word Roma, as I consider Gypsy to be pejorative.
  • It was a purely pejorative term, whose logical contribution to the sentence was nil.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It might have been a pejorative label, but it was all they had.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Back then, Clarkston was sometimes called Goatsville, perhaps because goats were used to keep grass low by the tracks, perhaps as a pejorative by city folks—no one seems quite sure.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • It was drifting, all right, but not drifting in any nasty pejorative sense, like a waterlogged old skiff drifting in a horsepond or a cake of soap in the gray water before you pull the plug in the bathtub.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • And had used the term in a pejorative sense?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I don’t mean to sound pejorative.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • I’m a WASP, and ’blondie fruits’ is but one more pejorative description given us by, I must admit, other trampled-upon minorities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The later conventional use of the term "Säpo" was actually something that the potentially subversive communist publication Clarté had coined as a pejorative name for the communist-hunters within the police force.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • John Simon is perfectly happy to be called an elitist, regretting that it has become a pejorative word: "All it means is making good choices.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?

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  • And although the word certainly can be used pejoratively, even when—or particularly when—a sense of wicked adventure is bound up with genuine fear, if we give it a little thought this much at least becomes clear: that a great many things gather (or, as Hans Castorp the engineer would have said, "accumulate") in the soul of a young person, of a young man who has lived for years as this young man had; and then comes a day when something elemental erupts in a fierce, impatient cry of "Oh,…
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The man was very offended when he realized that the word his colleague had used to describe him had pejorative connotations.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pejorative [8]
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