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noun as in insult, disrespect

noun as in laughingstock

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This is wrong, and so “solutionism” has been a term of derision.

Anyone who tries to be a hard seltzer snob will richly deserve the derision they receive.

Words of derision have come from random people on social media or the street, but also from the nation’s highest office.

Some of these staffers gave me looks of derision, but slowly complied.

So when Republicans start talking about deficits, it should be greeted with derision, contempt and outrage — not over their hypocrisy, but because of what they’re trying to do to the country.

Foss occasionally supplied pulpits in Baltimore and its suburbs, to the derision of the Herald agnostics.

And the omission or derision of dads in the parent (aka “mommy”) blogosphere is a perennial pet peeve.

This version is still being greeted with derision and genuine concern by various parents who oppose mandatory vaccination.

When he gave interviews to the press, he was often quoted talking about his native country with derision.

Most objects of Internet derision only remain interesting for a day or two, tops.

The whole crowd shouted in derision, and Jones, in anger, fired every shot in his revolver before they could stop him.

Count Romanoff shrugged his shoulders, and a smile of derision and contempt passed over his features.

At those words of his the men interrogating him laughed in derision, declaring it to be a very elegant excuse.

Hence this Christian emblem became the object of scoffing and derision by the persecuting heathen.

I recalled patches of the bright dreams filling my poor noodle when I was riding to meet her, and I smiled in derision at myself.


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to derision, such as: contempt, disdain, laughter, mockery, ridicule, and scorn.

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