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Definition of Derision

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

I like to make people laugh. That's for sure. And I really like to humiliate myself and go very far in derision and stuff. But no, I like everything. I started a little bit of doing drama, too. I like that, too. I guess I just want to touch everything.
Charlotte Le Bon

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

Here's an irony of the history of conservatism's relationship with business and business's relationship with conservatism: 'Wall Street' used to be the right-wing industrialists of the forties and fifties' greatest term of derision. (Wall Street was the place that humiliated them by forcing them, hat in hand, to beg for capital).
Rick Perlstein

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
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Derision Translations

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