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/ dɪˈraɪsərɪ; -zərɪ /


  1. subject to or worthy of derision, esp because of being ridiculously small or inadequate
  2. another word for derisive
“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

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Example Sentences

Accordingly, when the pirates finally make contact and demand $50 million, Peter offers them a derisory $250,000.

But at least the Goncourt, with its derisory 50NF cash reward, had clean hands.

Steno was accused before the Quarantia and let off with a punishment which the Doge regarded as derisory.

"Come and shew yer ticket o' leave," urged Culling with derisory finger outstretched to indicate the forces of law and order.

The term astrology had none of the unfortunate or derisory signification that it has at the present time.

The slightest glance of amused and derisory intelligence passed between them as the Complete Sportsman plunged into the game.

Emitting a long streamer of smoke, he summed up the whole thing in a nutshell with a derisory—Pouf!