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derisively : Related Words Words similar in meaning to derisively

ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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insolent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    snotty-nosed; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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derisory

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • 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

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contumelious

  • adjective satellite arrogantly insolent

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ludicrous

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; farcical.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • 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

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preposterous

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • 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

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cockeyed

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • 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

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deride

  • verb treat or speak of with contempt
    • He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics

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demeaning

  • adjective satellite causing awareness of your shortcomings
    humbling; mortifying; humiliating.
    • golf is a humbling game
  • verb reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    take down; demean; disgrace; degrade; put down.
    • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
    • His critics took him down after the lecture

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derisive

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    gibelike; taunting; jeering; mocking.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'

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insulting

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; disdainful; contemptuous.
  • verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    diss; affront; insult.
    • He insulted her with his rude remarks
    • the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

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undeferential

  • adjective satellite not showing courteous respect

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gibelike

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    derisive; taunting; jeering; mocking.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'

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derision

  • noun contemptuous laughter
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    ridicule.

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snotty-nosed

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior

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taunting

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunt.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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derisively

  • adverb in a disrespectful and mocking manner
    scoffingly; derisorily; mockingly.
    • `Sorry,' she repeated derisively

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mockingly

  • adverb in a disrespectful jeering manner
    jeeringly; gibingly.
  • adverb in a disrespectful and mocking manner
    scoffingly; derisorily; derisively.
    • `Sorry,' she repeated derisively

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impious

  • adjective lacking piety or reverence for a god
  • adjective satellite lacking due respect or dutifulness
    undutiful.
    • impious toward one's parents
    • an undutiful son

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annihilating

  • adjective satellite wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
    withering; devastating; annihilative.
    • possessing annihilative power
    • a devastating hurricane
    • the guns opened a withering fire
  • verb kill in large numbers
    annihilate; carry off; decimate; eliminate; wipe out; extinguish; eradicate.
    • the plague wiped out an entire population

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jeering

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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impudent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; snotty-nosed; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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disrespectful

  • adjective exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
    • remarks disrespectful of the law
    • disrespectful in the presence of his parents
    • disrespectful toward his teacher
  • adjective satellite neither feeling nor showing respect
    awless; aweless.

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withering

  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    atrophy.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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mocking

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    derisive; gibelike; taunting; jeering.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'
  • verb treat with contempt
    bemock; mock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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disdainful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; insulting; contemptuous.
  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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laughable

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; nonsensical.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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catcall

  • noun a cry expressing disapproval
  • verb utter catcalls at

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derisorily

  • adverb in a disrespectful and mocking manner
    scoffingly; mockingly; derisively.
    • `Sorry,' she repeated derisively

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snotty

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; persnickety; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • adjective satellite dirty with nasal discharge
    snot-nosed.
    • a snotty nose
    • a house full of snot-nosed kids

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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devastating

  • adjective satellite making light of
    withering; annihilating.
    • afire with annihilating invective
    • a devastating portrait of human folly
    • to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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idiotic

  • adjective satellite insanely irresponsible
    crackbrained.
    • an idiotic idea
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • 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

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undutiful

  • adjective satellite lacking due respect or dutifulness
    impious.
    • impious toward one's parents
    • an undutiful son

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scoffingly

  • adverb in a disrespectful and mocking manner
    derisorily; mockingly; derisively.
    • `Sorry,' she repeated derisively

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nosed

  • adjective having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
  • verb search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    horn in; intrude; poke; pry; nose.
    • This guy is always nosing around the office

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • 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

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absurd

  • noun a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
    the absurd.
    • The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
  • adjective satellite inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
    • the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman

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scornful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    disdainful; insulting; contemptuous.

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fresh

  • adjective recently made, produced, or harvested
    • fresh bread
    • a fresh scent
    • fresh lettuce
  • adjective satellite (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
    • a fresh start
    • fresh ideas

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nonsensical

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite having no intelligible meaning
    nonsense.
    • nonsense syllables
    • a nonsensical jumble of words

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contemptuous

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; disdainful; insulting.

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