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Related to derisory: peckish, inconsequential, cunning, graciousness, succinct
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IT'S a sign of the times when Rangers offer such a derisory sum for Scotland's Young Player of the Year Steven Naismith.
He told BBC Radio Scotland: 'We had an offer from Leicester City via his agent which was a derisory figure.
I make no secret of the fact that I am very suspicious of Arena's long-term objectives and that I consider their contribution to prize-money to be derisory.
Where are Pugin and Ruskin when you need them, to describe the hideous back elevations of this revolting building, the pretentious rubbish of a grand staircase going nowhere, the creeping tawdry gift shop, the cheap suspended ceilings, the vile laser-cut ironwork, the derisory incomprehensible 'jokes' of the fading pilasters, and the silly plans with their mutilated 'classical' doorcases, which were no doubt amusing for anyone in America who had never seen at first hand a third-rate building by Sir Herbert Baker.
Even when caught red-handed, a difficult feat since only two Scotland Yard detectives were detailed to pursue them and the cost of trying them went into thousands of pounds, they often earned derisory penalties: with some notorious exceptions made an example of, small fines, months rather than years in prison, or a judicial rebuke, since judges often thought that for a "gentleman" disgrace was punishment enough.
One could say that Koether's pictorial saturation is not self-referential, rather, it wolfs itself down voraciously: it's a round-trip in a dreamed reality, disarrayed and generous, as well as derisory, fake, uncertain, in which are entangled ideas and meaning, Madonna's breasts and Jackson Pollock's painting, the agitation of brushstrokes and the confusion of emotions, as well as the idiotic naivete of liquor ads mixed with a vigorous monochromatic utopia in which one is unsure whether or not to believe.
It is shameful that Babcock are trying to hide behind the MoD and say their hands are tied by the contractual arrangements, forcing a pay deal which is not only derisory but patently unfair in comparison with the consolidated above-inflation deals settled at Devonport and Rosyth.
The word derisory is hardly ever used without the word bid following.
SO our "wonderful" council has given in to the developers who offered a derisory amount to be allowed to build on the green fields of Lindley Moor.
Every one of those involved in the riots, of whatever age, is a product of an education system incapable of counteracting indiscipline in the classroom by the administration of any punishment that is not seen by the pupils as derisory.
I'm only passing this on as a third party, but the word derisory doesn't even cover it.
Cadbury chairman Roger Carr said: "The board has emphatically rejected this derisory offer and has strengthened its resolve to ensure the true value of Cadbury is fully understood by all.
It is derisory for a player of Jonathan's talent and experience and we are under no financial pressure to sell anyone.
Haye's promoter Adam Booth knew I wouldn't accept that kind of derisory offer, so Haye can say, 'I offered Enzo a fight and he chickened out'.
The distraught family of a Durham University student killed in a rollercoaster accident have branded fines totalling more than pounds 150,000 imposed for a series of health and safety breaches as derisory.