Definition of derisiveness in English:



  • See derisive

    • ‘His derisiveness was staggering, but she couldn't help but to feel sorry for him.’
    • ‘He chuckled softly, the hint of derisiveness in his laughter caught by all but the woman for whom it was intended.’
    • ‘‘Very helpful,’ she said, with a tint of derisiveness, and opened the door.’
    • ‘In this context, accusation of metrical deformity by way of human infirmity accrues an unusually multi-valent derisiveness.’
    • ‘People who are pining for easy, one-syllable answers find this kind of uninformed derisiveness compelling.’