What does the word derisive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Derisively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Marked by derision; mocking. derisory.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Derisiveness.

Usage examples for derisive

  1. 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 by Charles Turley
  2. 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 by Arnold Bennett
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