how to pronounce derisive


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derisive is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of derisive in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… only directing a derisive amount of it …”

meanings of derisive


  1. Expressing or characterized by derision; mocking; ridiculing.
  2. Deserving or provoking derision or ridicule.


  1. A derisive remark.

derisive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word derisive occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics derisive can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that derisive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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