What is another word for derisively?

Pronunciation: [dɪɹˈa͡ɪsɪvli] (IPA)

Derisively refers to ridiculing or mocking someone in a contemptuous manner. Some synonyms for derisively include scornfully, disdainfully, sneeringly, disrespectfully, tauntingly, jeeringly, teasingly, derogatorily, and insolently. These terms are used to describe behaviors and attitudes where someone intentionally belittles or degrades others with their words or actions. While derision has a negative connotation, it often serves to empower the person mocking others at the expense of their self-worth. In any case, using synonyms in writing or speech can be an effective way to create vivid imagery or portray emotions that accurately reflect the tone of the situation.

Usage examples for Derisively

A boy of sixteen, who appeared to be Johnnie, grumbled derisively both at the notion of drawing-room tea and at the necessity of carrying a tray up to his brother.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
As Dale moved away slowly, the dead man seemed to mock him, to laugh at him derisively.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
Her mother repeats the last four words, not exactly derisively-rather, if anything, her accent and her smile may be said to caress her daughter's words as she says them.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan

Famous quotes with Derisively

  • I often think that Aniela does me a great wrong, not to say that she calls things by wrong names. She considers my love a mere earthly feeling, an infatuation of the senses. I do not deny that it is composed of various threads, but there are among them some as purely ideal as if spun of poetry. Very often my senses are lulled to sleep, and I love her as one loves only in early youth. Then the second self within me mocks, and says derisively: "I had no idea you could love like a schoolboy or a romanticist!" Yet such is the fact. I may be ridiculous, but I love her thus, and it is not an artificial feeling.
    Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • "Great-grandfather died under strange circumstances. He opened a vein in his bath." "I never knew baths had veins," protested Gabrilowitsch." "I never knew his great-grandfather had a ba—" began Falcovsky derisively.
    S. J. Perelman

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