Examples of derisory in a Sentence
a literary snob, she invariably used the derisory term “the boob tube” when referring to television
the pawnbroker offered what I regarded as a derisory amount for the diamond ring
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While much of the talk is typically derisory, two of late night’s royalty took a different tack Wednesday night.
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belittling, contemptuous, decrying, degrading, demeaning, denigrative, denigratory, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derogative, derogatory, detractive, disdainful, disparaging, pejorative, scornful, slighting, uncomplimentary;
DERISORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of derisory for English Language Learners
: of too little value to be considered seriously : ridiculously small
: expressing a belief that something or someone is ridiculous or without value : expressing derision
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