1a : the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt. b : a state of being laughed at or ridiculed : a state of being derided. 2 : an object of ridicule or scorn.
How is derision pronounced?
How do you pronounce derisively?
What is a synonym for derision?
In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for derision, like: ridicule, mockery, insult, scorn, contempt, disdain, respect, jeering, praise, adulation and disrespect.
What does Dersive mean?
: expressing or causing contemptuous ridicule or scorn : expressing or causing derision derisive laughter Given such follies …, it’s easy to be derisive of Jerry Lewis …—
What is self derision?
Derision is more than just making fun ofsomeone — it’s mocking someone so forcefully and with suchvenom that you discredit the person completely. Derision caninclude literally laughing at someone or just treating a personlike a joke.
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