derisive

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From the participle stem of Latin dērīdeō (I deride).

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derisive (comparative more derisive, superlative most derisive)

  1. Expressing or characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.
    The critic's review of the film was derisive.
  2. Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.
    The plot of the film was so derisive that the audience began to jeer.

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  • derisive in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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