Meaning of “derision” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “derision” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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

(Definition of “derision” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)