ing; scorn, disdain, contempt, disrespect, cheek; lampoon, satire, parody, burlesque; pasquinade, pasquil, travesty, caricature.
2. jeer, jibe, fleer, raillery, chaff, Inf. roast; poke, dig, cut, rub; boo, hiss, hoot, catcall, cry, U.S. Bronx cheer, raspberry, SI. bird; taunt, quip, contumely, lip; slight, spurn, insult, slur, detraction, affront.
3. butt, goat, joke, laughingstock, monkey; fool, dupe, gull, gudgeon; target, mark, Inf jay, SI. sucker, SI. john. derisive, adj. scornful, derisory, jeering, disdainful; contemptuous, supercilious, arrogant, insolent; mocking, taunting, flouting, jesting, insulting, contumelious; sarcastic, sardonic, parodistic, satirical. derivable, adj. traceable, ascribable, attributable, imputable, assignable; accountable, referable, explicable; deducible, inferable, educible, concludable; obtainable, evolvable, elicitable, extractable. derivation, n. 1. drawing, accounting, deriving, inferring, deducing, concluding; acquisition, obtain-ment, borrowing, procurement.
2. origin, source, spring, wellspring; fountainhead, head, fountain, fount, springhead; foundation, origination, beginning, commencement; cause, causation, Latin, fons et origo; development, rise, evolution, growth; formation, root, etymology.
3. derivative, illation, induction; conclusion, inference, deduction; consequence, corollary. derivative, adj. 1. derived, acquired, borrowed, gotten, obtained, procured; derivational, illative, inferential, eductive, deductive, extractive.
2. secondary, unoriginal, imitative; warmed-over, rehashed, thinly disguised. derive, n. 1. extract, obtain, procure, secure, get, gain; bring forth, evolve, evoke, elicit, educe; glean, winnow, cull, reap, harvest, collect, gather.
2. trace, track, follow back, etymologize, root out.
3. infer, deduce, presume, suppose; guess, deem, opine, esteem, reckon; conclude, surmise, reason, draw an inference or conclusion, arrive at.
4.- originate, arise, spring from, flow from; proceed, come, steam, hail. derogate, v. 1. discredit, disfavor, make disreputable, injure or impair the credit or reputation of; censure, reproach, inveigh against; reduce, lower, degrade, downgrade, debase, abase, vitiate; shame, disgrace, dishonor; humiliate, humble, mortify, Si. put down.
2. belittle, disparage, demean, deprecate, deflate, detract, decry, Inf talk down; devaluate, depreciate, cheapen, lessen, decrease, diminish, bate, abate, attenuate, boil down, shrivel, wither, mitigate; minimize, slight, underestimate, underrate, undervalue, beggar, extenuate, underreckon, misprize, think nothing of, set no store by, fail to count on; deem-phasize, underplay, make light of, Inf. play down; lampoon, pasquinade, caricature, satirize; ridicule, mock, poke fun at, laugh at, sneer at, jeer at, jibe at; disdain, deride, contemn, scoff, spurn, scorn, pooh-pooh.
3. defame, denigrate, vilify, vituperate, vilipend, scandalize, malign, gibbet, run down, impugn, berate, revile, Inf knock, Inf. rap, speak ill of, speak evil of, SI. badmouth, SI. poor mouth, backbite; slander, libel, calumniate, traduce, falsify, accuse falsely, impute, asperse, insinuate; injure, abuse, insult, attack, assail, stab, SI. dump on, SI. trash; criticize, pull to pieces, cut up, shred, SI. do a number on, SI. do a hatchet job on.
4. (all of oneself) degenerate, deteriorate, decline, sink, worsen, retrogress, retrograde, run to seed, go to pot, go bad, lapse, fail, crumble, disintegrate; deprave,