derision









derision


noun

  1. ridicule; mockery: The inept performance elicited derision from the audience.
  2. an object of ridicule.

noun

  1. the act of deriding; mockery; scorn
  2. an object of mockery or scorn
n.

c.1400, from Old French derision “derision, mockery” (13c.), from Latin derisionem (nominative derisio), noun of action from past participle stem of deridere “ridicule,” from de- “down” (see de-) + ridere “to laugh.”

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