derision

Part of speech: noun

Ridicule; mockery; an object of ridicule or scorn.

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Usage examples "derision":

  1. He heard again that laugh of broad derision which had seemed so out of character with a great lady when he had heard it first, that night now nearly a month old. - "Alias The Lone Wolf", Louis Joseph Vance.
  2. Nance shrieked her derision. - "Calvary Alley", Alice Hegan Rice.
  3. He is moreover responsible for the unfortunate lines so often quoted in derision by Blackwood's: Keats The Muses' son of promise! - "Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats", Barnette Miller.