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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.
WARNINGS OF JAN. 6 VIOLENCE PRECEDED THE CAPITOL RIOTHANNAH ALLAM, DEVLIN BARRETT, AARON DAVIS, JOSH DAWSEY, AMY GARDNER, SHANE HARRIS, ROSALIND HELDERMAN, PAUL KANE, DAN LAMOTHE, CAROL D. LEONNIG, NICK MIROFF, ELLEN NAKASHIMA, ASHLEY PARKER, BETH REINHARD, PHILIP RUCKER, CRAIG TIMBERG, PHOEBE CONNELLY, NATALIA JIMÉNEZ-STUARD, MADISON WALLS, TYLER REMMELOCTOBER 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
There is something repulsively familiar about the tall man, his mouth drawn into a derisive smile.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
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.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
"Oh, that only shows you can't interpret operatic music," Rob replied, with a derisive grin.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
The Turk heard the derisive laugh, and he felt the tingling of his ear and the poke in his ribs.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
Now they are wiser and build higher, and their cry is supposed to be a derisive one, directed to their ancient enemies.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Our derisive remarks about people who are for ever looking for snakes in every brush-pile were ill-timed, to say the least.
GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
Perhaps it was the derisive inflection on "book agent" that woke Albert.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
With a derisive flirt of his tail he sank back to the bottom of his lair.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DERISIVE

  • caustic
  • curt
  • derisive
  • nasty
  • sarcastic
  • scathing
  • scornful
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