What does pejorative connotation mean?

1 Answer
Oct 26, 2016

Pejorative means negative.


If a word has pejorative connotation, it has some negative meaning.

For example let's take different words which can be used to describe a woman:

  • word woman does not imply anything except basic information; it is a neutral word.

  • word lady means someone polite, good-looking; it adds some positive connotation

  • word hag means an ugly, old woman; it adds negative information so it is a pejorative word.