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deride
used in The Bourne Supremacy

3 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • That's such a trite expression,' said the analyst with a derisive laugh.
    Chapter 37 (17% in)
derisive = disrespectful (treat 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.)
  • Derisive catcalls were hurled at the prisoners; dual thematic fugues of treachery and theft filled the glen.
    Chapter 27 (28% in)
  • The 'assassin' laughed derisively.
    Chapter 36 (8% in)

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