pejoration


pejoration
'pedʒə'reɪʃn /'pɪːd- n. deterioration; change for the worse

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  • péjoration — [ peʒɔrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1838; de péjoratif ♦ Didact. Action d ajouter une valeur péjorative à un mot; fait de prendre une connotation défavorable. ● péjoration nom féminin Changement sémantique par lequel un terme prend un sens péjoratif. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pejoration — (lat.), Verschlechterung; pejorativ, verschlechternd …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pejoration — Pejoratiōn (lat.), Verschlechterung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pejoration — index decline Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pejoration — 1650s, from M.L. pejorationem, noun of action from pejorare (see PEJORATIVE (Cf. pejorative)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pejoration — [pej΄ə rā′shən, pē΄jərā′shən] n. [ML pejoratio: see PEJORATIVE] Linguis. the taking on of a less favorable meaning or connotation …   English World dictionary

  • Pejoration — Eine Pejoration (lat. peior: „schlimmer“) ist in der Linguistik der Bedeutungswandel eines Wortes hin zu einem schlechteren Beiklang. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Grundlagen 2 Beispiele 3 Siehe auch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pejoration — /pej euh ray sheuhn, pee jeuh /, n. 1. depreciation; a lessening in worth, quality, etc. 2. Historical Ling. semantic change in a word to a lower, less approved, or less respectable meaning. Cf. melioration (def. 1). [1650 60; < ML pejoration (s …   Universalium

  • pejoration — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin pejoration , pejoratio, from Late Latin pejoratus (past participle of pejorare to become worse, make worse) + Latin ion , io ion : a change for the worse : depreciation; specifically …   Useful english dictionary

  • pejoration — noun a) The act or process of becoming worse; worsening or degeneration b) The process by which a word acquires a more negative meaning over time Ant: amelioration …   Wiktionary

  • Pejoration — Pe|jo|ra|ti|on 〈f. 20; Sprachw.〉 Verschlechterung der Bedeutung eines Wortes im Laufe der Sprachgeschichte, z. B. gemein, Frauenzimmer [zu lat. peior „schlechter“, Komp. zu malus „böse, schlimm; schlecht“] * * * Pe|jo|ra|ti|on, die; , en… …   Universal-Lexikon


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