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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishderisoryde‧ri‧so‧ry /dɪˈraɪsəri/ adjective  1 LITTLE/NOT MUCHan amount of money that is derisory is so small that it is not worth considering seriously Unions described the pay offer as derisory.2 INSULTderisive
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derisoryThe company's profits increased 35%, but they've only offered a derisory 2.5% pay increase.And only a derisory 3% said they would want to live in Oxford after the war.In last week's case Jackson was fined a derisory £900 on three charges involving an Austin Montego.The number of peasant members was derisory.This crude critical ploy is derisory.Government increases in health expenditure are derisory.All my attention focused on the commissioning fee, which I regarded as derisory.derisory commentsI would be glad to exchange them for the same face value as the increasingly worthless and derisory folding stuff.That is a derisory total for a committee monitoring agreements on tobacco advertising and sponsorship.First, a derisory vote, after a contest creating a lot of thoroughly unhelpful aggravation.
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