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derisory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derisory  \De*ri"so*ry\,  a.  [L.  derisorius:  cf  F.  d['e]risoire.] 
  Derisive;  mocking.  --Shaftesbury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  derisory 
  adj  :  so  devoid  of  wisdom  or  good  sense  as  to  be  laughable;  "the 
  absurd  excuse  that  the  dog  ate  his  homework";  "ask  a 
  nonsensical  question  and  get  a  nonsensical  answer";  "a 
  contribution  so  small  as  to  be  derisory";  "it  is 
  ludicrous  to  call  a  cottage  a  mansion";  "a  preposterous 
  attempt  to  turn  back  the  pages  of  history";  "her 
  conceited  assumption  of  universal  interest  in  her 
  rather  dull  children  was  ridiculous"  [syn:  {absurd},  {ludicrous}, 
  {nonsensical},  {preposterous},  {ridiculous}] 




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