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.

  • (Click here to read Malcolm Gladwell's less derisive review in

  • The word was certainly hard to escape in the Torbay area in the early 1970s, and by then often had a derisive flavour, as friction increased between young locals and young summer visitors.

  • Recently, the head of the California Bar Association delivered an address at the annual meeting decrying jokes about lawyers, suggesting that a man who had raided a law office and killed some people in it had been inspired or spurred on by the derisive attitude toward lawyers that “lawyer jokes” fostered.

  • Hecklers offered derisive amendments: "Impeachment Avenue" was proposed.


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