derisively derisively  /də ˈrɪ sɪv li/


  • (adv) in a disrespectful and mocking manner



  1. The section thus makes room for low-budget horror films, extreme action epics, foreign gangster movies what are known, affectionately or derisively, as genre films.
  2. Cairo newspapers derisively called him a ghost.


  1. TENNIS: No major champions in womens semis at Wimbledon

    LONDON - Trailing 5-4 in her first Wimbledon quarterfinal, Sloane Stephens already had saved two set points and was about to serve at deuce when a fairly nondescript match became anything but. Raindrops were falling and Stephens' opponent, 2007 runner-up Marion Bartoli, was trying to persuade a tournament official the Court 1 grass was dangerously slick. Spectators were booing and derisively ...
    on July 3, 2013     Source: The Mercury

  2. Mercury News editorial: Obama launching a war on coal? We can only hope

    President Barack Obama's opponents have derisively called his plans announced last week to combat climate change a "war on coal." It won't be clear for months or years if that's true, but Americans should sincerely hope that it is.
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Milpitas Post


  1. "I am sorry to see this stimulus package derisively referred to as wasteful, pork-barrel spending. I suspect many of these naysayers are not looking to create jobs so much as they are looking to create a sound bite," Byrd said.
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Robert Byrd Source: Charleston Gazette

  2. The White House "intentionally dismantled an effective system and replaced it with a primitive alternative that just didn't work," said Waxman. "It initiated its own study of missing e-mails in 2005 and now derisively attacks its own work as...
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Henry Waxman Source: InformationWeek

  3. "Cowboy and Texas are being used derisively and derogatorily by people these days," Friedman said. "Cowboys are real important and I'm going to defend them to the death, and get his image back."
    on Jan 21, 2005 By: Kinky Friedman Source: KHOU

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untenable untenable
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