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pejorative

a term that expresses disapproval, is insulting, or denigrating. Typically, these come in the form of words used to label a trait or group of people in a negative way.

In Queer contexts, pejorative terms are terms used against Queer people in order to insult them; for example, faggot is a highly pejorative term and a slur.

Some pejorative terms have been reclaimed, however, such as the word gay.

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