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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Abusing vocally.

Usage examples (35)
  • derisive laughter
  • It was strongly fortified and deemed so impregnable that the blind and lame were sent to man the battlements, in derisive mockery of the
  • I suspect that we see a trace of this same expression in what is called a derisive or sardonic smile.
  • The fish man had explained in terms derisive, but plain, the difference between a fish man and a fisherman. for more
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