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>
Examples of derisive in a sentence
<the derisive performances of some of the singers on the talent show>
Origin and Etymology of derisive
First Known Use: circa 1662
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