Example sentences for: derisive

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Within hours, Salon published the reporter's derisive story about the press conference, titled "Bauer: I am not a slut!"

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

  • 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).


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