Definition of Derisive

1. Adjective. Abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule. "Taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"

Exact synonyms: Gibelike, Jeering, Mocking, Taunting
Similar to: Disrespectful
Derivative terms: Deride



Definition of Derisive

1. a. Expressing, serving for, or characterized by, derision.

Definition of Derisive

1. Adjective. Expressing or characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing. ¹

2. Adjective. Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derisive

1. expressing derision [adj]

Derisive Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Derisive Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Derisive

deriders
derides
deriding
deridingly
derig
derigged
derigging
derigs
derilict
dering
deringer
deringers
derisible
derision
derisions
derisive (current term)
derisively
derisiveness
derisivenesses
derisk
derisked
derisking
derisorily
derisory
derivability
derivable
derivably
derival
derivals
derivate

Literary usage of Derisive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... horde, troop, troupe, platoon, squad, cohort, gaggle (derisive), circle, suite, concourse, vexillum, turma, team, Hanse, watch, table, caravan, faction, ..."

2. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"Universal destruction in the East; universal confusion in the West. — Military degradation; moral abjectness; derisive equality of the Roman CM- zaa; ..."

3. On the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Irish by Eugene O'Curry (1873)
"... to a musical instrument ; meaning of Telyn according to Owen's Welsh Dictionary; Telyn originally perhaps a derisive name; ..."

4. A History of the Baptists: Traced by Their Vital Principles and Practices by Thomas Armitage (1887)
"Its wit was sharp and its squibs scurrilous, which accounts for the derisive nickname coined there, ' Christians ;' and the sights MARS HILL. perpetrated at ..."

5. Se-quo-yah, the American Cadmus and Modern Moses: A Complete Biography of by George Everett Foster, Robbins, C. S (1885)
"... White Prisoner—A Letter— The Mania to Solve the Mystery of the Talking Leaf—Se-quo-yah writes on Stone—A derisive Laugh—Stung to Action—Dreaming. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Derisive

Search for Derisive on Dictionary.com!Search for Derisive on Thesaurus.com!Search for Derisive on Google!Search for Derisive on Wikipedia!

Search