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derisive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of derisive

  1. so foolish or pointless as to be worthy of scornful laughter <the derisive performances of some of the singers on the talent show> Synonyms absurd, cockamamy (or cockamamie), comical, ridiculous, derisory, farcical, laughable, ludicrous, pathetic, preposterous, risible, sillyRelated Words asinine, brainless, dumb, fatuous, foolish, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), inane, jerky, moronic, nonsensical, simpleminded, stupid, unwise, weak-minded, witless; balmy, cockeyed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nutty, screwball, senseless, wacky (also whacky); fantastic (also fantastical), far-fetched, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unreal, unrealistic, unreasonable; illogical, irrationalNear Antonyms earnest, serious, solemn; believable, conceivable, credible, logical, rational, realistic, reasonable, sensible




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