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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Expressing derision; derisive.
  • adj. Laughable; ridiculous: a contribution so small as to be derisory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Laughably small or inadequate.
  • adj. derisive; laughable; ridiculous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Derisive; mocking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. incongruous;inviting ridicule

Etymologies

See deride. (Wiktionary)

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