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Definition of pejoratively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pejoratively

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//pɪˈdʒɒrətɪvli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɪˈdʒɔːrətɪvli//
 
, NAmE//pɪˈdʒɑːrətɪvli//
 
(formal)
 
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in a way that expresses disapproval or criticism ‘Housewife’ is often used pejoratively.