Example sentences for: derisive

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

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

  • When a self-made millionaire businessman (Bill Murray) delivers a cynical, derisive speech to the privileged student body, Max recognizes a kindred spirit and aggressively befriends the tycoon, eventually enlisting him in his extravagant aquarium scheme.

  • 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.

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

  • Barry Levinson has said that his new movie, Liberty Heights , was born when a magazine critic made a breezily derisive reference to the Jewishness of Dustin Hoffman's character in Levinson's dud sci-fi picture Sphere (1998).

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