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deride
used in City of Bones

2 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • It was a derisive sort of cough, the kind of noise someone might make who was trying not to laugh out loud.
    Chapter 3 (34% 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.)
  • Spiderwebbing cracks fissured the glass-that-was-not-glass; the last thing Clary heard before the Portal dissolved into a deluge of ragged shards was Valentine's derisive laughter.
    Chapter 23 (93% in)

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