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derisory

adjective

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2 so foolish or pointless as to be worthy of scornful laughter
  • the pawnbroker offered what I regarded as a derisory amount for the diamond ring

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The first known use of derisory was in 1618

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“Derisory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/derisory. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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