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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
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Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
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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