Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Derision (Page: 395)

De*ri"sion (?), n. [L. derisio: cf. F. dérision. See Deride.]

1. The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. Ps. ii. 4.
Saan beheld their plight, And to his mates thus in derision called. Milton.

2. An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.

I was a derision to all my people. Lam. iii. 14.
Syn. -- Scorn; mockery; contempt; insult; ridicule.