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It is a contemptible and derisory gift for luck, like vituperative outcries.

The term astrology had none of the unfortunate or derisory signification that it has at the present time.

The slightest glance of amused and derisory intelligence passed between them as the Complete Sportsman plunged into the game.

"Come and shew yer ticket o' leave," urged Culling with derisory finger outstretched to indicate the forces of law and order.

There are no longer insinuating and derisory shakings of the head in the presence of his works.

Emitting a long streamer of smoke, he summed up the whole thing in a nutshell with a derisory—Pouf!

Steno was accused before the Quarantia and let off with a punishment which the Doge regarded as derisory.

She gave him a derisory little nod—and in a minute was well up the lawn, towards the castle.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin derisorius, from derisor "derider," agent noun from deridere (see deride).

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