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deride
used in Beastly

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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • Lindy's tone is derisive as she passes back copies of the Tuttle homecoming court ballot.
    Epilogue – Senior Year (2% in)
derisive = contemptuous (treating others 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.)
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