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DERISION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does derision mean? 

DERISION (noun)
  The noun DERISION has 2 senses:

1. contemptuous laughter
2. the act of deriding or treating with contempt

  Familiarity information: DERISION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DERISION (noun)


Sense 1derision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contemptuous laughter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("derision" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; disrespect (an expression of lack of respect)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "derision"):

jeer; jeering; mockery; scoff; scoffing (showing your contempt by derision)

put-down; squelch; squelcher; takedown (a crushing remark)

befooling; stultification (derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent)


Sense 2derision [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of deriding or treating with contempt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

derision; ridicule

Hypernyms ("derision" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; offence; offense; offensive activity (a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "derision"):

mock (the act of mocking or ridiculing)


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