derisive

adjective de·ri·sive \ di-ˈrī-siv , -ziv ; -ˈri-ziv , -ˈri-siv \
Updated on: 25 Mar 2018

Definition of derisive

: expressing or causing contemptuous ridicule or scorn : expressing or causing derision
  • derisive laughter
  • Given such follies …, it's easy to be derisive of Jerry Lewis …
  • —James Wolcott

derisively

adverb

derisiveness

noun

Examples of derisive in a Sentence

  1. the derisive performances of some of the singers on the talent show

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