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Derision meaning

derision - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.
  2. 2. An object of derision or scorn; a laughing- stock.
  3. 3. Act of deriding; mockery.
  4. 4. Derisive.

derision - examples of usage

  1. Ralph exclaimed, with derision. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. And he smiled in self- derision. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. Then she released him, and left him with another burst of derision. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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