derisive


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Synonyms for derisive

Synonyms for derisive

contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit

Synonyms for derisive

abusing vocally

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A wave of derisive laughter runs abreast of him all along the line.
Dandy has; I caught him touching up his wig behind the trees after our swim," cut in Geordie, wagging a derisive finger at Steve, who promptly silenced him by a smart rap on the head with the drum-stick he had just polished off.
Geoffrey turned to his admirers and adherents with a roar of derisive laughter.
Although he expressed himself in this derisive and contemptuous manner, it was plain that, the more Ralph pondered, the more ill at ease he became, and the more he laboured under some vague anxiety and alarm, which increased as the time passed on and no tidings of Newman Noggs arrived.
He could not or would not take the trouble to characterize for me the appearance of that man now officially a criminal (we had gone across the road for a drink) but told me with a sourly, derisive snigger that, after the sentence had been pronounced the fellow clung to the dock long enough to make a sort of protest.
Thomas being set to make inquiry, discovers their names on the minute-hand, and reports accordingly; and they are sent for, a knot of their friends making derisive and pantomimic allusions to what their fate will be as they walk off.
Our men, clustering amidships, waved their hats and raised a derisive cheer.
And Mr Vladimir indulged mentally in an enormous and derisive fit of merriment, partly at his own astonishment, which he judged naive, but mostly at the expense of the universally regretted Baron Stott-Wartenheim.
Burns cut his derisive screeching dead short and turned upon them fiercely, yelling:
The sentiment of his life being utterly ruined by this contact with such a crime expressed itself quaintly by a sort of half- derisive mental exclamation, "There goes my silver medal
Mr Fledgeby could only express the feelings to which this incredible statement gave rise in his breast, by a prodigiously long derisive sniff.
exclaimed Tom, with a derisive laugh, for Tom had learned this omitted passage for his yesterday's lesson, and a young gentleman does not require an intimate or extensive acquaintance with Latin before he can feel the pitiable absurdity of a false quantity.
Disguising his secret joy in Mr Swiveller's defeat, Daniel Quilp adopted the surest means of soothing him, by ringing the bell, and ordering in a supply of rosy wine (that is to say, of its usual representative), which he put about with great alacrity, calling upon Mr Swiveller to pledge him in various toasts derisive of Cheggs, and eulogistic of the happiness of single men.
Winner points out that there is the God who laughs in delight with Abraham when God tells the old man that he will have a son, yet God's laughter turns derisive when Sarah laughs in disbelief regarding the same news.
After the debate, Perry and his advisers maintained his aggressive approach to Trump comes from a place of genuine outrage, particularly over the billionaire's derisive comments on the military service of U.