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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