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de·ri·sion

 (dĭ-rĭzh′ən)
n.
1. The act of ridiculing or laughing at someone or something.
2. A state of being derided: Members of the board held the proposal in derision.

[Middle English derisioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin dērīsiō, dērīsiōn-, from Latin dērīsus, past participle of dērīdēre, to deride; see deride.]

derision

(dɪˈrɪʒən)
n
1. the act of deriding; mockery; scorn
2. an object of mockery or scorn
[C15: from Late Latin dērīsiō, from Latin dērīsus; see deride]

de•ri•sion

(dɪˈrɪʒ ən)

n.
1. the act of deriding; ridicule; mockery.
2. an object of ridicule.
[1350–1400; Middle English derisioun < Old French derision < Late Latin dērīsiō; see deride, -tion]
de•ris′i•ble (-ˈrɪz ə bəl) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derision - contemptuous laughterderision - contemptuous laughter    
discourtesy, disrespect - an expression of lack of respect
jeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffing - showing your contempt by derision
put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedown - a crushing remark
befooling, stultification - derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
2.derision - the act of deriding or treating with contempt
offense, offensive activity, discourtesy, offence - a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
mock - the act of mocking or ridiculing; "they made a mock of him"

derision

noun mockery, laughter, contempt, ridicule, scorn, insult, sneering, disdain, scoffing, disrespect, denigration, disparagement, contumely, raillery He tried to calm them but was greeted with shouts of derision.

derision

noun
Words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter:
Translations
سُخْرِيَه، هُزْء
posměchvýsměch
hånspot
kigúnyoláskinevetéskicsúfolás
hæîni; hæînishlátur

derision

[dɪˈrɪʒən] Nmofa f, burla f, irrisión f
this was greeted with hoots of derisionesto fue recibido con gran mofa or sonoras burlas, esto provocó gran irrisión

derision

[dɪˈrɪʒən] ndérision f
with derision → avec dérision
to be greeted with derision (= ridiculed) → être accueilli(e) avec sarcasme

derision

nHohn m, → Spott m; object of derisionZielscheibe fdes Spotts; to be greeted with derisionspöttisch or mit Spott aufgenommen werden

derision

[dɪˈrɪʒn] nderisione f

deride

(diˈraid) verb
to laugh at; to mock.
derision (diˈriʒən) noun
mockery or laughter which shows scorn and contempt. His remarks were greeted with shouts of derision.
deˈrisive (-siv) adjective
1. mocking; showing scorn. derisive laughter.
2. causing or deserving scorn. The salary they offered me was derisive.
deˈrisory (-səri) adjective
ridiculous. His attempts were derisory.
References in classic literature ?
But the seaman of the last generation, brought into sympathy with the caravels of ancient time by his sailing-ship, their lineal descendant, cannot look upon those lumbering forms navigating the naive seas of ancient woodcuts without a feeling of surprise, of affectionate derision, envy, and admiration.
--I am immortal then, on land and on sea, cried Ahab, with a laugh of derision; -- Immortal on land and on sea!
He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.
The only fame of my poem which reached me was when another boy in the office quoted some lines of it in derision. This covered me with such confusion that I wonder that I did not vanish from the earth.
But when I looked into the mirror, I shrieked, and my heart throbbed: for not myself did I see therein, but a devil's grimace and derision.
Had not Thwackum too much neglected virtue, and Square, religion, in the composition of their several systems, and had not both utterly discarded all natural goodness of heart, they had never been represented as the objects of derision in this history; in which we will now proceed.