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Meaning of DERISIVE

Pronunciation:  di'rIsiv

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"

DERISIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disrespectful, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*ri"sive\, a.
Expressing, serving for, or characterized by, derision.
``Derisive taunts.'' --Pope. -- {De*ri"sive*ly}, adv. --
{De*ri"sive*ness}, n.

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