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adjective

Characterized by a belittling, disparaging, or derogatory force or effect.

noun

The statement itself.

Never . . . use the word gossip in a pejorative sense. It’s the very stuff of biography and has to be woven in. To suggest that the personal life is not an essential element in the creative life is absurd.

—Joan Peyser Publishers Weekly, June 5, 1987

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