derision definition

  • noun:
    • Contemptuous or jeering laughter; ridicule.
    • a situation to be derided: The proposition occured in derision by members of the board.
    • An object of ridicule; a laughingstock.
    • Act of dealing with with disdain.
    • The act of deriding, or the condition of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which keeps one up to ridicule.
    • An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.
    • The work of deriding; subjection to ridicule or mockery; contempt manifested by laughter; scorn.
    • An object of derision or contempt; a laughing-stock.
    • Synonyms Ridicule, mockery, gibes, scoffing, taunts, insults.
    • the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    • contemptuous laughter

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