derisive


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de·ri·sive

 (dĭ-rī′sĭv, -zĭv, -rĭs′ĭv, -rĭz′-)
adj.
Mocking; jeering.

de·ri′sive·ly adv.
de·ri′sive·ness n.

derisive

(dɪˈraɪsɪv; -zɪv)
adj
showing or characterized by derision; mocking; scornful
deˈrisively adv
deˈrisiveness n

de•ri•sive

(dɪˈraɪ sɪv)

also de•ri•so•ry

(-sə ri, -zə-)

adj.
characterized by or expressing derision; ridiculing; mocking: derisive heckling.
[1655–65]
de•ri′sive•ly, adv.
de•ri′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.derisive - abusing vocallyderisive - abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"
disrespectful - exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous; "remarks disrespectful of the law"; "disrespectful in the presence of his parents"; "disrespectful toward his teacher"

derisive

adjective mocking, ridiculing, jeering, taunting, scoffing, contemptuous, scornful He gave a short, derisive laugh.

derisive

adjective
Contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit:
Translations
تافِه، مُثير للسُّخْرِيَهساخِر، هازِئ
posměšnýsměšnývýsměšný
hånliglatterlig
gúnyolódógúnyos
háðslegháðslegtháðslegurhæînishláturháîslegur

derisive

[dɪˈraɪsɪv] ADJ [laughter] → burlón

derisive

[dɪˈraɪsɪv] adj [noise, expression, remark] → moqueur/euse, railleur/euse

derisive

adjspöttisch, höhnisch; (= malicious)hämisch, verächtlich

derisive

[dɪˈraɪsɪv] adj (laughter) → di scherno, di derisione; (smile) → beffardo/a

deride

(diˈraid) verb
to laugh at; to mock.
derision (diˈriʒən) noun
mockery or laughter which shows scorn and contempt. His remarks were greeted with shouts of derision.
deˈrisive (-siv) adjective
1. mocking; showing scorn. derisive laughter.
2. causing or deserving scorn. The salary they offered me was derisive.
deˈrisory (-səri) adjective
ridiculous. His attempts were derisory.
References in classic literature ?
Dirk Stroeve was one of those persons whom, according to your character, you cannot think of without derisive laughter or an embarrassed shrug of the shoulders.
When it arrived, it contained nothing but a savagely derisive attack on a professor of language and literature whose chair Sweet regarded as proper to a phonetic expert only.
Four days ago in this room, Wintzingerode and Stein were deliberating," continued Napoleon with the same derisive and self-confident smile.
From above came an unceasing babble of tongues, over all of which rang the mother's derisive laughter.
laughed the stranger, with a solemnly derisive sort of laugh.
And kind hearts, they say, are more than coronets," she replied merrily, indulging in that derisive quotation which seems to be the final reward of the greatest poets.
Only when he thought of Miss Mackenzie there fell upon his mind a shadow of regret; that young lady was worthy of better things than plain John Nicholson, still known among schoolmates by the derisive name of 'Fatty'; and he felt, if he could chalk a cue, or stand at ease, with such a careless grace as Alan, he could approach the object of his sentiments with a less crushing sense of inferiority.
Wingrave glanced at him with a faint derisive smile.
He was received by the young ladies with cries of derisive welcome.
With so big and so derisive an audience as that, a suffer wouldn't emit a sound though you pulled his head off.
Then, as if the heads were moved by one muscle, all the faces were turned toward him with wide, derisive grins.
CHI VA PIANO VA SANO," he remarked at last, with a derisive glance over the side, in ironic allusion to our own tremendous speed.