Synonyms of 'pejorative'
He used the word in a pejorative sense.
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If you make a derogatory remark or comment about someone or something, you express your low opinion of them.
She refused to withdraw her derogatory remarks.
If you are disparaging about someone or something, or make disparaging comments about them, you say things which show that you do not have a good opinion of them.
He was alleged to have made disparaging remarks.
Thesaurus for pejorative from the Collins English Thesaurus
A pejorative word or expression is one that expresses criticism of someone or something.