Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Marked by derision; mocking. derisory.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "derisive":

  1. There were those in the valley who viewed the Sabbath calm with a derisive smile. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
  2. As soon as the Warden had disappeared into his house I heard a bellow of derisive laughter at a window above me, and looking up I saw Dennison standing there; but at that moment I hated him even more than I did usually, and I walked off to see Jack Ward without even saying what I thought of him. - "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.
  3. And moreover she was convinced that her mother, secretly very flattered and delighted by the visit, was adopting a derisive attitude in order to 'show off' before her daughter. - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.