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Meaning of “derisory” - Learner’s Dictionary

derisory

adjective     /dɪˈraɪsəri/
SMALL so small that it seems ridiculous: a derisory sum of moneyScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking thingsSmall amounts of moneyLarge amounts of money
CRUEL cruel and making someone feel stupid: derisory remarksMocking and taunting
(Definition of derisory from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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