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Definition of Derision


  1. The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.
  2. An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.

Derision Quotations

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.
Khalil Gibran

Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
Algernon Charles Swinburne

He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn't he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts.
Robert E. Sherwood

Whenever the party-girl tag gets attached to my name, it makes me want to snort with derision.
Mariella Frostrup

It's interesting - I think superheroes get much more unfair derision. There are so many good superhero books being done. Science fiction is almost more reputable, I guess, at least a step up from poor superheroes.
Brian K. Vaughan
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Derision Translations

derision in Italian is scherno
derision in Spanish is ludibrio, mofa
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