Definition of Derisively

1. Adverb. In a disrespectful and mocking manner. "`Sorry,' she repeated derisively"

Exact synonyms: Derisorily, Mockingly, Scoffingly
Partainyms: Derisive, Mocking



Definition of Derisively

1. Adjective. in a mocking and demeaning manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derisively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Derisively

derides
deriding
deridingly
derig
derigged
derigging
derigs
derilict
dering
deringer
deringers
derisible
derision
derisions
derisive
derisively (current term)
derisiveness
derisivenesses
derisk
derisked
derisking
derisorily
derisory
derivability
derivable
derivably
derival
derivals
derivate
derivates

Literary usage of Derisively

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"On eon's charges, entitled ' Truth's Triumph,' was derisively refuted by Masterson in the ' Triumph Stained.' For the rest of the Protectorate Wildman kept ..."

2. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"The word " Topinambour" is probably a French imitation of the Indian name for the plant, and is now derisively applied to gross, savage, or ignorant people. ..."

3. Forty Years an Advertising Agent, 1865-1905 by George Presbury Rowell (1906)
"If the memorandum bills accumulated, it was still possible to care for them; and other agents used to say of Hooper, rather derisively, that he carried his ..."

4. Contributions to the Study of Elliptical Words in Modern English by Karl Sundén (1904)
"... as an abbreviation of "Olympus", which was the name derisively given to it for its smallness, on the lucus a non lucendo principle . . . lV. ..."

5. Solemn Mass at Rome in the Ninth Century by Oswald Joseph Reichel (1895)
"May He Who has inspired so many faithful souls to pray for unity, in His own good time fulfil the prayer of their devotion, that instead of being derisively ..."

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