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derisive

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Etymology

From the participle stem of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dērīdeō (I deride).

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Adjective

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derisive

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  1. Expressing or characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.
    The critic's review of the film was derisive.
  2. Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.
    The plot of the film was so derisive that the audience began to jeer.

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References

  • "derisive" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

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