Semantic change is the evolution of word usage—usually to the point that the
modern meaning .... Blank considers it problematic, though, to include
amelioration and pejoration of meaning as we...
Pejoration definition, depreciation; a lessening in worth, quality, etc. See more.
The process or condition of worsening or degenerating. 2. Linguistics The
process by which the meaning of a word becomes negative or disparaging over a
Pejoration is the downgrading or depreciation of a word's meaning, as when a
word with a positive sense develops a negative one.
Mar 15, 2014 ... Amelioration: Amelioration is a type of semantic change that happens when a
word's meaning improves or becomes more positive over time.
a change for the worse : depreciation; specifically : an historical process by which
the semantic and connotative status of a word tends to decline — compare ...
pejoration. Play pej·o·ra·tion. Linguis. the taking on of a less favorable meaning
or connotation. Origin of pejoration. Medieval Latin pejoratio: see pejorative.
pejoration | semantic change whereby a word acquires unfavourable
connotations | Definition, pronunciation, examples & translations.
pejoration (plural pejorations). The act or process of becoming worse;
worsening or degeneration; (linguistics) The process by which a word acquires a
known as pejoration, derogation or worsening of meaning. Pejoration as a
category of semantic change. The presence of a substantial number of