despectivo

despectivo(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (insulting)
a. contemptuous
¡A mí no me hables con ese tono despectivo porque soy tu madre!Don't take that contemptuous tone with me. I'm your mother!
b. scornful
Me echó una mirada despectiva y pasó de largo a mi lado sin dirigirme la palabra.She gave me a scornful look and walked straight past me without saying a word.
c. disparaging
El candidato hizo unos comentarios despectivos sobre su rival en las elecciones.The candidate made some disparaging remarks about his rival in the elections.
2. (linguistics)
a. pejorative
Hay palabras que pueden ser despectivas dependiendo de a quién vayan dirigidas.Some words can be pejorative depending on who they are referring to.
b. derogatory
El político no se disculpó por utilizar términos despectivos hacia las mujeres.The politician didn't apologize for talking of women in derogatory terms.
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despectivo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (despreciativo)
a. scornful, contemptuous
hablar de algo/alguien en tono despectivoto speak scornfully o contemptuously about something/somebody
2. (grammar)
a. pejorative
despectivo
adjective
1 (despreciativo) contemptuous; scornful
hablar de algn en términos despectivos to speak disparagingly of sb
2 (Lingüística) pejorative
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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