1) Having negative connotations; tending to disparage or belittle.
From Fr. pÃ©joratif, from L.L. peiorat-, p.p. stem of peiorare "make worse," from L. peior "worse," related to pessimus "worst," pessum "downward, to the ground," from PIE *ped-yos-, comparative of root *ped- "to walk, stumble, impair," → foot.
PastÃ¢randÃ© agent noun from pastÃ¢rdan, → pejorate.