What does derision mean?

Definitions for derision
dɪˈrɪʒ ənde·ri·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derisionnoun

    contemptuous laughter

  2. derision, ridiculenoun

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt


  1. derisionnoun

    Act of treating with disdain.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derisionnoun

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

  2. Derisionnoun

    an object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Derision

    de-rizh′un, n. act of deriding: mockery: a laughing-stock.—adjs. Derī′sive, Derīs′ory, mocking.—adv. Derī′sively.—n. Derī′siveness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of derision in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of derision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of derision in a Sentence

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

  2. Steven White:

    We were treated with derision by the school board, the school budgets were always voted down; they vote in blocs. You can boil it down to the fact that they don’t value public education.

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Who can oppugn derision?!

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