from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of ridiculing or laughing at someone or something.
- noun A state of being derided.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of deriding; subjection to ridicule or mockery; contempt manifested by laughter; scorn.
- noun An object of derision or contempt; a laughing-stock.
- noun Synonyms Ridicule, mockery, gibes, scoffing, taunts, insults.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.
- noun An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.
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- noun Act of treating with
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
- noun contemptuous laughter
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Then your soul writhed in derision, you scoffed at that which you had held to be the nobility of the soul, and you minced words satirically over the exquisiteness of the type which we have evolved.
The Republican plan is already getting derision from the Right, making it even easier for Democrats to dismiss (if not outright ridicule).
The locals enjoy repeating a contrary slogan in derision, "Ni Hechos, Ni Palabras" which I needn´t translate but which. suffice it to say, is repeated often with much relish and irony.
Though I suppose singling out someone like Stephenie Meyer for literary derision is kinda like picking a fist fight with Stephen Hawking.
Before overtime, fans chanted O'Byrne's name in derision as the Canadiens filed off the bench toward the dressing room.
"The disdain here isn't for the unfortunate unwashed who have to suffer through Windows because they're so clueless ... the derision is likely aimed at people who care a hell of a lot more about you and your boundless Mac-enhanced creativity than, say, the OS X team does."
In short, the derision is likely aimed at people who care a hell of a lot more about you and your boundless Mac-enhanced creativity than, say, the OS X team does.
"In short, the derision is likely aimed at people"
And the notion that derision is a tool of logic or 'expository' illumination.
The audience laughed as if he was making a joke (not in derision as the TV anchors reported).