derisive

[ dih-rahy-siv, -ris-iv ]
/ dɪˈraɪ sɪv, -ˈrɪs ɪv /

adjective

characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking: derisive heckling.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?
Also de·ri·so·ry [dih-rahy-suh-ree, -zuh-]. /dɪˈraɪ sə ri, -zə-/.

Origin of derisive

First recorded in 1655–65; deris(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM derisive

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for derisive

British Dictionary definitions for derisive

derisive
/ (dɪˈraɪsɪv, -zɪv) /

adjective

showing or characterized by derision; mocking; scornful

Derived forms of derisive

derisively, adverbderisiveness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012