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 for derisory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Derisory \De*ri"so*ry\, a. [L. derisorius: cf. F. d['e]risoire.]
     Derisive; mocking. --Shaftesbury.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that
             the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask
             a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a
             contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is
             ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous
             attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her
             conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather
             dull children was ridiculous" [syn: absurd, cockeyed,
             derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous,
             nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous]

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