Derisive Definition

dĭ-rīsĭv, -zĭv, -rĭsĭv, -rĭz-
adjective
Mocking; jeering.
American Heritage
Showing derision; ridiculing.
Webster's New World
Provoking derision; ridiculous.
Webster's New World
The definition of derisive is verbal abuse, expressing ridicule or mocking someone.
An example of something that would be described as derisive is a tirade of verbal abuse and jeering.
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Origin of Derisive

  • From the participle stem of Latin dērīdeō (“I deride”).

    From Wiktionary

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