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Nima Zeighami, who works in the immersive technology industry and was at the conference, posted an extremely entertaining and derisive Tweet thread chronicling all of the uses of the word “metaverse” on various ads and branding exercises.

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Within the FBI, some frustrated agents quickly started using a derisive nickname for ZeroFox — replacing the “Fox” with a similar-sounding expletive, to indicate how little use it seemed to have.

That being said, people in the deaf community felt free to make pointed and derisive comments about my CI.

The message is derisive—rhabdomyolysis and whatever else might happen to certain people is really for wimps and buffoons only.

In his 60s and into his 80s, he loved taking down braggarts and bullies derisive of his age.

A French satirical magazine runs some derisive cartoons of Muhammad.

Remember all the derisive comments about previous encounters?

Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.

There is something repulsively familiar about the tall man, his mouth drawn into a derisive smile.

Sometimes he thinks that they wink at one another with regard to him, or make signs behind his back that are meant to be derisive.

"Oh, that only shows you can't interpret operatic music," Rob replied, with a derisive grin.

The Turk heard the derisive laugh, and he felt the tingling of his ear and the poke in his ribs.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to derisive, such as: cheeky, disdainful, insulting, mocking, rude, and sarcastic.

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