Definitions for: Derision


[n] the act of deriding or treating with contempt
[n] contemptuous laughter



Webster (1913) Definition: De*ri"sion, n. [L. derisio: cf. F. d['e]rision. See
Deride.]
1. The act of deriding, or the state of being derided;
mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds
one up to ridicule.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord
shall have them in derision. --Ps. ii. 4.

Satan beheld their plight, And to his mates thus in
derision called. --Milton.

2. An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.

I was a derision to all my people. --Lam. iii.
14.

Syn: Scorn; mockery; contempt; insult; ridicule.

Synonyms: ridicule

See Also: befooling, discourtesy, discourtesy, disrespect, jeer, jeering, mockery, offence, offense, offensive activity, put-down, scoff, scoffing, squelch, squelcher, stultification, takedown

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