Definition of Derisory in English :

Define Derisory in English

Derisory meaning in English

Meaning of Derisory in English

Pronunciation of Derisory in English

Derisory pronunciation in English

Pronounce Derisory in English


see synonyms of derisory


1. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous

incongruous;inviting ridicule

Example Sentences:
'the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework'
'that's a cockeyed idea'
'ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer'
'a contribution so small as to be laughable'
'it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion'
'a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history'
'her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of derisory
subject to or worthy of derision, esp because of being ridiculously small or inadequate
2.  another word for derisive

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see synonyms of derisory
1. Expressing derision; derisive.
2. Laughable; ridiculous: a contribution so small as to be derisory.

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