What does derision mean?

Definitions for derisiondɪˈrɪʒ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word derision.

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

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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

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