Example sentences for: derisive

How can you use “derisive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The case against Dowd, taken up lately by Michael Wolff in New York magazine ("she is derisive, mocking, hyperbolic, bitchy") and by Dan Kennedy in the Boston Phoenix ("Call her our most celebrated bad columnist") was most cogently laid out in a 1992 piece by Katherine Boo in the Washington Monthly . At the time, Dowd was still a reporter, following the presidential campaign after having covered the Bush and Reagan White Houses.

  • The practice carried over into Middle High German and Dutch, where it developed a sarcastic edge and became generally derisive.

  • That's not an appetizing image, but I'm preparing you for Ravenous , the cannibal saga I predict will elicit the most derisive reviews of any film this year.

  • Barlow is a noted visionary, and he is famously derisive of people less insightful than himself (a group which, in his opinion, includes roughly everyone).

  • That is because long before it became a popular name for a resident of Boston, warlike tribes had used Beaneaters as a derisive epithet for peace-loving agrarian Indians.


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