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Definitions for derisive
dɪˈraɪ sɪv; -sə ri, -zə-de·ri·sive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting(adj)

    abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule

    "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"


  1. derisive(Adjective)

    Expressing or characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.

    The critic's review of the film was derisive.

  2. derisive(Adjective)

    Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.

    The plot of the film was so derisive that the audience began to jeer.

  3. Origin: From the participle stem of derideo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derisive(adj)

    expressing, serving for, or characterized by, derision

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derisive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derisive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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