Examples from the Web for derisory
Accordingly, when the pirates finally make contact and demand $50 million, Peter offers them a derisory $250,000.‘A Hijacking,’ the Somali Pirate Movie Without Tom Hanks, Is Fantastic|Tom Sykes|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.Venice and its Story|Thomas Okey
It is a contemptible and derisory gift for luck, like vituperative outcries.Folkways|William Graham Sumner
"Come and shew yer ticket o' leave," urged Culling with derisory finger outstretched to indicate the forces of law and order.The Sixth Sense|Stephen McKenna
The term astrology had none of the unfortunate or derisory signification that it has at the present time.The Popes and Science|James J. Walsh
The slightest glance of amused and derisory intelligence passed between them as the Complete Sportsman plunged into the game.
British Dictionary definitions for derisory (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for derisory (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for derisory (1 of 2)
1610s, from Latin derisorius, from derisor "derider," agent noun from deridere (see deride).