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Saltos de línea: de|ri¦sive
Pronunciación: /dɪˈrʌɪsɪv
, -z-/

Definición de derisive en inglés:


Expressing contempt or ridicule: he gave a harsh, derisive laugh
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • At the time, I took those words to heart, mostly because there was no voice in the media to simply laugh out loud in derisive response.
  • If all goes well next weekend, his reign might end not with a bang but a derisive laugh.
  • He gave a short, derisive laugh, but the gleam in his eyes was bitter.


mid 17th century: from derision, on the pattern of the pair decision, decisive.



Example sentences
  • People who are pining for easy, one-syllable answers find this kind of uninformed derisiveness compelling.
  • ‘Very helpful,’ she said, with a tint of derisiveness, and opened the door.
  • In this context, accusation of metrical deformity by way of human infirmity accrues an unusually multi-valent derisiveness.

Words that rhyme with derisive

decisive, divisive, incisive

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