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{{Redirect|Name slur |other uses of slur |Slur (disambiguation)}}A pejorative (also called a derogatory term,DICTIONARY,weblink Definition of derogatory, Merriam Webster, 2 May 2015, a slur, a term of disparagement) is a word or grammatical form expressing a negative connotation or a low opinion of someone or something, showing a lack of respect for someone or something.WEB,weblink Pejorative | Define Pejorative at Dictionary.com, Dictionary.reference.com, 2012-04-25, It is also used to express criticism, hostility, or (wikt:disregard|disregard). Sometimes, a term is regarded as pejorative in some social or ethnic groups but not in others, or may be originally pejorative and eventually be adopted in a non-pejorative sense (or vice versa) in some or all contexts.Name slurs can also involve an insulting or disparaging innuendo,WEB,weblink Slur - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Merriam-webster.com, 2012-04-25, rather than being a direct pejorative. In some cases, a person's name can be redefined with an unpleasant or insulting meaning, or be applied to a group of people considered by anyone to be inferior or lower in social class, as a group label with a disparaging meaning.

Definition and etymology

The word pejorative is derived from a Late Latin past participle stem of peiorare, meaning "to make worse", from peior "worse".WEB, Pejorative (adj.),weblink Online Etymology Dictionary, October 16, 2016,

Melioration

When a term begins as pejorative and eventually is adopted in a non-pejorative sense, this is called "melioration" in historical linguistics. It may also be called amelioration, reclaiming,JOURNAL, Brontsema, Robin, 2004-06-01, A Queer Revolution: Reconceptualizing the Debate Over Linguistic Reclamation, Colorado Research in Linguistics, 17, 1, 10.25810/dky3-zq57, 1937-7029, Linguistic reclamation, also known as linguistic resignification or reappropriation, refers to the appropriation of a pejorative epithet by its target(s)., or semantic change.JOURNAL,weblink Croom, Adam M., Slurs, Language Sciences, 33, 3, May 2011, 343–358, 10.1016/j.langsci.2010.11.005, {{dead link|date=March 2019|bot=medic}}{{cbignore|bot=medic}}Some examples of melioration are "punk", "dude" and "nerd".

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