Derisive meaning

dĭ-rīsĭv, -zĭv, -rĭsĭv, -rĭz-
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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Provoking derision; ridiculous.
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Mocking; jeering.
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Expressing or characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.

The critic's review of the film was derisive.

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Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.

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

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Showing derision; ridiculing.
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Origin of derisive

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

    From Wiktionary