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derisive

adjective uk   /dɪˈraɪ.sɪv/ ( also derisory) formal us  
showing derision: derisive laughter a derisive comment/remark
derisively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “derisive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘲笑的,譏笑的,嘲諷的…
in Russian насмешливый…
in Turkish alaycı, alaylı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘲笑的,讥笑的,嘲讽的…
in Polish szyderczy, drwiący…
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