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DERISIVE

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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)


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Meaning:

Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

Synonyms:

derisive; gibelike; jeering; mocking; taunting

Context examples:

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

Similar:

disrespectful (exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous)


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