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deride
used in Immortal in Death

2 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • Eve gave a derisive grunt.
    Chapter 18 (43% in)
derisive = contemptuous (treating as inferior and unworthy of respect)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word into an adjective; though over time, what was originally an adjective often comes to be used as a noun. The adjective pattern means tending to and is seen in words like attractive, impressive, and supportive. Examples of the noun include narrative, alternative, and detective.)
  • At her derisive snort, he narrowed his eyes.
    Chapter 10 (23% in)

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