American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Expressing derision; derisive.
- adj. Laughable; ridiculous: a contribution so small as to be derisory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Derisive; mocking.
- adj. incongruous;inviting ridicule
- See deride. (Wiktionary)
“Photograph: Richard Sellers-Sportsphoto Bolton Wanderers over his attempt to sign Gary Cahill, with his managerial counterpart Owen Coyle saying that "the word derisory doesn't even cover" Arsenal's offer for the central defender.”
“I'm only passing this on as a third party but the word derisory doesn't even cover it.”
“Britain is directing around £90m to help alleviate victims of the famine, a figure which dwarfs what Mitchell describes as "derisory" contributions by some European countries.”
“Sanctions imposed by the Italian government on these vessels have been described as "derisory" and inadequate.”
“He says that further delay in their acceptance of his Bs. F 80 million offer -- described as derisory by unions and shop-floor managers -- "will put at risk the operation of equipment by the lack of due attention every day.”
“It has been reported that Arsenal entered a bid of around £6 million for Cahill, an offer which Bolton manager Owen Coyle had labelled "derisory.”
“Cadbury dismisses 'derisory' Kraft bid food giant Kraft yesterday, labelling it "derisory" and "unattractive" and calling on its shareholders to turn it down.”
“Kraft's bid for Cadbury 'derisory' food giant Kraft has been labelled "derisory" by Dairy Milk maker Cadbury.”
“Hostile Kraft bid for Cadbury 'derisory' food giant Kraft was labelled "derisory" by Dairy Milk maker Cadbury British candy maker Cadbury PLC or walk away for six months.”
“Hostile Kraft bid for Cadbury 'derisory' food giant Kraft was labelled "derisory" by Dairy Milk maker Cadbury”
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