Definitions for derisiondɪˈrɪʒ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ri•siondɪˈrɪʒ ən(n.)

  1. the act of deriding; ridicule; mockery.

  2. an object of ridicule.

Origin of derision:

1350–1400; ME derisioun < OF derision < LL dērīsiō; see deride , -tion

de•ris′i•ble-ˈrɪz ə bəl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derision(noun)

    contemptuous laughter

  2. derision, ridicule(noun)

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt


  1. derision(Noun)

    Act of treating with disdain.

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

Webster Dictionary

  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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mockery or laughter which shows scorn and contempt

His remarks were greeted with shouts of derision.

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