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- adj. in a mocking and demeaning manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With derision or mockery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a disrespectful and mocking manner
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In fact, I should thank the people who have used this term derisively against me.
No, the only thing last night's packed house gave McCain were groans -- and a nice hiss when he called derisively referred to Obama as "that one."
"Mebbe yo 'sympathies will be more tenderer for me in my afflictions of lawless sons after this, Nancy," he called derisively over his shoulder.
a term derisively coined by conventional farmer Blake Hurst in the right-wing magazine
Perhaps back then, it wasn’t considered offensive I recall movies from the 50s that used the term derisively towards N.A.s.
Yet she gets in there and does battle for the causes she believes in, rather than catcalling derisively from the sidelines.
What was once dubbed derisively as "Hillarycare" will now carry that moniker as a brand of honor.
The New Archaeology—as it was called derisively by its critics and admiringly by its enthusiasts—was most closely associated with two charismatic but very different men: Lewis Binford in the United States and David Clarke in the United Kingdom.
She took both hands, and called derisively as she fired again.
V---- was storm-swept, a forlorn and desolate place as we looked at it from our windows, watching the flocks of crows as they beat up against the wind, or as they turned, and were swept with it, over our barracks, crying and calling derisively to us as they passed.
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