- characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking: derisive heckling.
Also de·ri·so·ry [dih-rahy-suh-ree, -zuh-] /dɪˈraɪ sə ri, -zə-/.
Origin of derisive
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Examples from the Web for derisive
That being said, people in the deaf community felt free to make pointed and derisive comments about my CI.This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth
December 23, 2013
The message is derisive—rhabdomyolysis and whatever else might happen to certain people is really for wimps and buffoons only.Cool It on the CrossFit: What’s Rhabdomyolysis?
October 11, 2013
A French satirical magazine runs some derisive cartoons of Muhammad.The Cost of Cartooning
September 19, 2012
Remember all the derisive comments about previous encounters?A Winning Final Four at the GOP Debate in Charleston
January 20, 2012
In retrospect, Horyn thinks she made a mistake—though she says she didn't mean to be derisive about the actress' weight.Fashion's Most Feared Critic
October 11, 2010
There were those in the valley who viewed the Sabbath calm with a derisive smile.The Law-Breakers
They regarded him and his wife with derisive pity, tinged with anger.Fruitfulness
The point was treated with contempt and some derisive laughter.The Shadow of a Crime
As he did so, from the path above him came a derisive laugh which set his blood boiling.'Smiles'
Eliot H. Robinson
But there is no spur so galling as the derisive smile of a comely young woman.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
- showing or characterized by derision; mocking; scornful
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Word Origin and History for derisive
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