despective
Adjective

despective

  1. Disparaging, derogatory; looking down upon.
    ‘Pencil pusher’ is a despective term for ‘administrative clerk’.
Noun

despective (plural despectives)

  1. (linguistics) A disparaging/derogatory word or form of a word; a word or form indicative of the speaker's tendency to look down on the referent.



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