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derisionnoun [U]

actions or statements showing that you think someone or something is ridiculous or of no value: Talk of tougher laws was met with derision.
adjective us   /dɪˈrɑɪ·sɪv, -zɪv/ also derisory, /dɪˈrɑɪ·sə·ri, -zə·ri/
derisive laughter
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Translations of “derision”
in Arabic تَهَكّم عَلى…
in Korean 조롱, 조소…
in Portuguese escárnio…
in Catalan burla…
in Japanese あざけり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘲笑,嘲讽,嘲弄…
in Turkish alay, istahza…
in Russian высмеивание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘲笑,嘲諷,嘲弄…
in Italian derisione…
in Polish szyderstwo, drwina…
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