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 Dictionary entry overview: What does derisive mean? 

DERISIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DERISIVE has 1 sense:

1. abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

  Familiarity information: DERISIVE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DERISIVE (adjective)

Sense 1derisive [BACK TO TOP]


Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule


derisive; gibelike; jeering; mocking; taunting

Context examples:

derisive laughter / a jeering crowd / her mocking smile / taunting shouts of 'coward' and 'sissy'


disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)

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