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Dictionary entry overview: What does derisory mean?
• DERISORY (adjective)
The adjective DERISORY has 1 sense:
1. incongruous;inviting ridicule
Familiarity information: DERISORY used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework / that's a cockeyed idea / ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer / a contribution so small as to be laughable / it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion / a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history / her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)
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