Definitions for derisiondɪˈrɪʒ ən

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  1. derision(noun)

    contemptuous laughter

  2. derision, ridicule(noun)

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt

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  1. derision(Noun)

    Act of treating with disdain.

  2. Origin: From derision, from derisionem (action of deridere).

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  1. Derision(noun)

    the act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule

  2. Derision(noun)

    an object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock

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