derisory derisory

Definition(s):

  • (adj) incongruous;inviting ridicule

Usage(s):

  1. If this seems the derisory stuff of sitcoms, it is not.
  2. The difficulties of such a transition can be seen in the derisory names that British give their salesmen: bagmen, touts, counter jumpers.
  3. Britain's National Union of Teachers condemned as derisory so called cause related marketing schemes in schools proposed by companies such as Cadbury Schweppes.

News

  1. No follow-up bids for Fellaini and Baines, says Martinez

    (Reuters) - Everton manager Roberto Martinez says they have not received further bids from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. The Premier League champions offered a reported 28 million pounds earlier this week for Belgium midfielder Fellaini and England defender Baines, bids which Everton rejected and at the time said were "derisory and insulting". ...
    on August 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Soccer-No follow-up bids for Fellaini and Baines, says Martinez

    Aug 22 (Reuters) - Everton manager Roberto Martinez says they have not received further bids from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines. The Premier League champions offered a reported 28 million pounds ($43.93 million) earlier this week for Belgium midfielder Fellaini and England defender Baines, bids which Everton rejected and at the time said were "derisory and insulting ...
    on August 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Martinez: Manchester United's Baines and Fellaini bid a waste of time

    The Toffees called the combined 28 million pound bid for the star pair "derisory" and "insulting," and their manager wants a renewed focus on the Premier League fixtures to come.
    on August 20, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "Contrary to reports, this is the only offer we've received from Fulham," said Peace. "Jonathan is our captain and a vital member of the squad. Therefore, we didn't give Fulham's offer a second thought. It is derisory for a player of...
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Jeremy Peace Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Manager Steve Coppell described the offer as "nigh on derisory" for the 26-year-old England international left-back.
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Steve Coppell Source: Independent

  3. "Fulham made a derisory offer - a ridiculous amount of money for somebody of Chris's quality," said Burley.
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: George Burley Source: BBC Sport

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