derisory


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de·ri·so·ry

 (dĭ-rī′sə-rē, -zə-)
adj.
1. Expressing derision; derisive.
2. Laughable; ridiculous: a contribution so small as to be derisory.

derisory

(dɪˈraɪsərɪ; -zərɪ)
adj
1. subject to or worthy of derision, esp because of being ridiculously small or inadequate
2. another word for derisive
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.derisory - incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

derisory

adjective ridiculous, insulting, outrageous, ludicrous, preposterous, laughable, contemptible She was being paid a derisory amount of money.
Translations
ساخِره، مُضْحِكه، مُثيرَه للسُّخْرِيَه
směšný
latterlig
fáránlegur, hlægilegur

derisory

[dɪˈraɪsərɪ] ADJ
1. [amount] → irrisorio

derisory

[dɪˈraɪsəri dɪˈraɪzəri] adj
(= very small) [sum] → dérisoire
[comment, response, laughter] → moqueur/euse, railleur/euse

derisory

adj
amount, offerlächerlich

derisory

[dɪˈraɪsərɪ] adj
a. (amount) → irrisorio/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.
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Strikes are always a last resort for staff, but years of derisory pay offers have failed to keep up with the rising cost of living and patience is wearing thin.
He described McAleese's offer to repay the PS47,000 at the rate of PS5 per week as derisory.
Andrea Breeze said: "This is a classic example where the impact on the officer who has been assaulted appears to have played second fiddle to a derisory non-custodial sentence for the attacker himself.
I have heard some really derisory sort of figures getting mentioned, and it wouldn't be any of those figures, I can tell you that.
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PS16,000 is a derisory amount to be offered for the loss of a loved one.
The committee's chairman, John Whittingdale said that the continuing promotion of illegal content through search engines is simply unacceptable and efforts to stop it have so far been derisory.
Donna Davies, Unite's regional officer said: "It was a derisory offer.
Those bids were immediately rejected out of hand as derisory and insulting," said Everton's director of communications Alan Myers.
We are determined to secure the future of disabled workers within Remploy and after the 17th October if our members reject the derisory pay offer we will move to an industrial action ballot within Remploy.
As far as I'm concerned, anyone who can sing lyrics as unashamedly daft as "Memories of broken dreams/As distant as the sun/Are drifting like an echo in the wind" without the faintest hint of irony - and not provoke an entire stadium's worth of derisory laughter - should be held aloft and cherished.