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derisory adj : completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "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, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous]

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Adjective

  1. Laughably small or inadequate.
  2. derisive; laughable; ridiculous

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