Example sentences for: derisive

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

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Garry Trudeau, Bush wrote, was "a little elitist who is spoiled, derisive, ugly and nasty."


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