derisive

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adjective de·ri·sive \di-ˈrī-siv, -ziv; -ˈri-ziv, -ˈri-siv\

Definition of derisive

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of derisive

see derision


First Known Use: circa 1662



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