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Definition of derision noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a strong feeling that someone or something is ridiculous and not worth considering seriously, shown by laughing in an unkind way or by making unkind remarks synonym scorn
  2. 2 Her speech was greeted with howls of derision. He became an object of universal derision.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: derision