Derisory in a sentence as an adjective

8GB RAM is pretty derisory for a 2020 machine.

Gains from homework in primary school are derisory and not much better in middle school.

This leads to the derisory comment that a politician listed at the top may have obtained office with a "donkey vote".

Couldn't stomach continuing to work for such an ethically derisory company.

I suggest the problem could be resolved without altering any of the text from "Brinsley ...." to ".....interior of the earth" but toning down the faintly derisory setting and letting the idiocy of the Earl's ideas speak for themselves.

It seems like Microsoft's patent lawsuit really paid off here: they've strong-armed their way into a share of the ownership of one of the most important Linux vendors for a derisory cash payment.

From an argumentative perspective, it makes sense for me to try move the conversation away from labels like "Marxist Communism" which are obviously meant to be derisory.

Unemployment benefits in the US, often portrayed as derisory in the European media, are actually higher than in many European nations.

While land can be expensive in certain highly desireable places, it is possible to buy habitable land in the US for what is a derisory amount of money to a European - often less than $1,000 per acre.

The fundamental assumption of the book—that the Yongle Emperor dispatched the Ming fleets because he had a "grand plan", a vision of charting the world and creating a maritime empire spanning the oceans—is simply asserted by Menzies without a shred of proof ... The reasoning of 1421 is inexorably circular, its evidence spurious, its research derisory, its borrowings unacknowledged, its citations slipshod, and its assertions preposterous ... Examination of the book's central claims reveals they are uniformly without substance.

Derisory definitions


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"

See also: absurd cockeyed idiotic laughable ludicrous nonsensical preposterous ridiculous