Etymology
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derision (n.)

"ridicule, mockery, subjection to ridicule or mockery," c. 1400, from Old French derision "derision, mockery" (13c.), from Latin derisionem (nominative derisio) "a laughing to scorn, mockery," noun of action from past-participle stem of deridere "ridicule," from de "down" (see de-) + ridere "to laugh" (see risible).

updated on July 30, 2018

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Definitions of derision from WordNet

derision (n.)
contemptuous laughter;
derision (n.)
the act of deriding or treating with contempt;
Synonyms: ridicule
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