1. in a disrespectful and mocking manner
    `Sorry,' she repeated derisively
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How To Use derisorily In A Sentence

  • It is different from normal speaking as it is harder to get a sense at an early stage whether everyone is on the edge of their seats, gently snoozing or snorting derisorily, but the fact that you can see the audience allows you to get some sense of that. Transition Culture
  • And I don't mean the kind of man flu-ill that you women look so derisorily upon either. WalesOnline - Home
  • She turned her head away and laughed derisorily, as if the question was too ridiculous to merit a reply. Rainbow’s End
  • At some point during my time in Liverpool it became fashionable to sport what, if this were the mid 80s and I was Mrs Thatcher, would be derisorily referred to as "a skinhead". Archive 2006-02-01
  • The one-inch window of visible light is derisorily tiny compared with the miles and miles of black cloth representing the invisible part of the spectrum, from radio waves at the hem of the skirt to gamma rays at the top of the head. The God Delusion
  • Abts 'quiet, unsettling abstractions were described, derisorily, by one German critic as the painted equivalent of geometric wallpaper from the old GDR. The Guardian World News
  • Once upon a time it was fasionable to have garden ornaments depicting "exotic" Aboriginal characters - men in "noble savage" pose with spear, or women like this one, derisorily called "lubras". Sydney Daily Photo
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