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Meaning of DERISION

Pronunciation:  di'rizhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of deriding or treating with contempt
  2. [n]  contemptuous laughter

DERISION is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: ridicule
 See Also: befooling, discourtesy, discourtesy, disrespect, jeer, jeering, mockery, offence, offense, offensive activity, put-down, scoff, scoffing, squelch, squelcher, stultification, takedown



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*ri"sion\, n. [L. derisio: cf. F. d['e]rision. See
1. The act of deriding, or the state of being derided;
   mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds
   one up to ridicule.

         He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord
         shall have them in derision.          --Ps. ii. 4.

         Satan beheld their plight, And to his mates thus in
         derision called.                      --Milton.

2. An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.

         I was a derision to all my people.    --Lam. iii.

Syn: Scorn; mockery; contempt; insult; ridicule.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: burlesque, butt, caricature, contempt, contumely, disrespect, jest, joke, lampoon, laughter, mock, mockery, pasquinade, pilgarlic, raillery, ridicule, sarcasm, satire, scoffing, scorn, sport, travesty