(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
scoffing, mocking, disdainful, scornful, derisive, ridiculing, sarcastic.
ANT.: respectful, deferential
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit: derisive, jeering, mocking, sarcastic, satiric, satirical, scoffing. See LAUGHTER, RESPECT.

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