Distinction used by Bentham between the favourable way of putting something, and the unfavourable way of putting the same thing: ‘What is the difference between that luxury which the world condemns, and that prosperity which the world admires?’

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  • dyslogistic — See eulogistic/dyslogistic …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Dyslogistic — Dys lo*gis tic, a. [Gr. dys ill, bad, + ? discourse, fr. ? to speak.] Unfavorable; not commendatory; opposed to {eulogistic}. [1913 Webster] There is no course of conduct for which dyslogistic or eulogistic epithets may be found. J. F. Stephen.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyslogistic — [dis΄lō jis′tik] adj. [ DYS + (EU)LOGISTIC] Rare disapproving; opprobrious: opposed to EULOGISTIC …   English World dictionary

  • dyslogistic — adjective Etymology: dys + logistic (as in eulogistic) Date: 1812 uncomplimentary • dyslogistically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dyslogistic — dyslogistically, adv. /dis leuh jis tik/, adj. conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic. [1795 1805; DYS + (EU)LOGISTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyslogistic — dys•lo•gis•tic [[t]ˌdɪs ləˈdʒɪs tɪk[/t]] adj. conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic • Etymology: 1795–1805; dys + (eu) logistic dys lo•gis′ti•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • dyslogistic — /dɪsləˈdʒɪstɪk/ (say disluh jistik) adjective conveying disapproval or censure; opprobrious; not eulogistic. {dys + (eu)logistic} –dyslogistically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • persuasive definition — Term introduced by C. L. Stevenson (1908–79) for a definition that employs a word with a favourable or unfavourable tone, and then proposes that we bestow the attitude on just some particular quality. A proposal to define justice, or democracy,… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • pejorative — 1. adjective /pɪˈdʒɒrətɪv,pəˈdʒɔɹətɪv/ Disparaging, belittling or derogatory. Syn: derogatory, dyslogistic Ant: meliorative, eulogistic 2 …   Wiktionary

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