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Definition of derisory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    derisory

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//dɪˈraɪsəri//
     
    , NAmE//dɪˈraɪzəri//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1too small or of too little value to be considered seriously synonym laughable They offered us a derisory $10 a week.
  2. 2= derisive
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