In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Dissent is dehumanized, as it is branded with this pejorative title and other insulting labels like xenophobe, nativist, peacenik or anti-American dupe.
- On the whole, the relationship was described in pejorative terms.
- Sometimes, opposition to a government-funded project leads to cleverly pejorative phrases.
- Any discussion about the high number of family breakdowns is seen as a threat to the family unit itself - unless it is couched in pejorative terms.
- The concept of mass amateurisation is that kick in the guts - amateurisation is a pejorative term, belittling the efforts of thousands of webloggers.
- While an undoubtedly pejorative term, it is of use in understanding the pervasive freshness that scythes through the nose on first sniff and continues into the palate.
- Democrats these days prefer to call themselves ‘progressives’ believing that term has fewer pejorative connotations.
- So I don't really have a lot of sympathy for those who want to use pejorative terms to characterise a negotiation process.
- Believe it or not, this was a pejorative term, implying unrealistic ambitions.
- I'm not using the term in the pejorative sense, but as the economists use it.
- I don't see any pejorative connotations in the term and so up until now haven't been too worried about using it.
- Americans have long used these pejorative terms to designate scientific and medical theories and practices for which they have no respect.
- I suppose you'd say I'm a radical a ‘do-gooder,’ to put it in pejorative terms.
- Let your substantive argument, not pejorative adjectives, do the job.
- The use of pejorative terms, however, served to paint such encounters in a different light which would then lend support to the conclusion at which their Lordships arrived.
- Politically active conservative Christians rarely use the term dominionism as a self-description; many feel it is a loaded or pejorative term.
- Apparently the pejorative term ‘breeding like rabbits’ is well deserved.
- The individual may be classified as incomplete, immature, or by other pejorative terms which detract from his dignity.
- A few minutes of looking reveals similar pejorative statements throughout the book.
- In his circle, ‘white male’ is a pejorative term.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.