1. derisive

adjective. ['dɝˈɪsɪv, dɝˈaɪsɪv'] abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule.


  • disrespectful
  • taunting
  • jeering
  • mocking


  • courteous
  • reverent
  • modest
  • unsarcastic

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Rhymes with Derisive

  • indecisive
  • incisive
  • divisive
  • decisive

Sentences with derisive

1. Adjective
Insolence occurs when an individual directs derisive or abusive language at their superior.

Quotes about derisive

1. Over the years, I've become barraged by comments from people, such as, 'Beam me up, Scotty!' and I became defensive. I felt they were derisive and engendered an attitude. I am grateful for the success, but didn't want to be mocked.
- William Shatner