derisive

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
de•ri•sive  (di rīsiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous;
    mocking:derisive heckling.
Also,  de•ri•so•ry  (di rīsiv),USA pronunciation  de•risive•ly, adv. 
de•risive•ness, n. 
  • deris(ion) + -ive 1655–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
derisive /dɪˈraɪsɪv -zɪv/ adj
  1. showing or characterized by derision; mocking; scornful

deˈrisively adv deˈrisiveness n
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de•ri•sion /dɪˈrɪʒən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
  • the act of deriding; contempt:an object of derision.
  • de•ri•sive /dɪˈraɪsɪv/USA pronunciation  adj.: derisive laughter.
    de•ri•sive•ly, adv. 

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    de•ri•sion  (di rizhən),USA pronunciation n. 
    1. ridicule; mockery:The inept performance elicited derision from the audience.
    2. an object of ridicule.
    de•ris•i•ble  (di rizhən),USA pronunciation adj. 
    • Late Latin dērīsiōn- (stem of dērīsiō), equivalent. to Latin dērīs(us) mocked (past participle of dērīdēre; see deride) + -iōn- -ion
    • Old French derision
    • Middle English derisioun 1350–1400

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