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  • nouninsult, disrespect
  • nounlaughingstock

synonyms for derision

  • contempt
  • disdain
  • disrespect
  • laughter
  • mockery
  • ridicule
  • scorn
  • contumely
  • disparagement
  • jeering
  • raillery
  • satire
  • scoffing
  • sneering
  • figure of fun
  • laughingstock
  • object of ridicule
  • ass
  • butt
  • clown
  • dupe
  • fool
  • joke
  • pilgarlic

antonyms for derision

MOST RELEVANT
  • admiration
  • approval
  • flattery
  • love
  • praise
  • respect
  • compliment
  • adulation
  • commendation
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    How to use derision in a sentence

    This is wrong, and so “solutionism” has been a term of derision.
    WHY I’M A PROUD SOLUTIONISTJASON CRAWFORDJULY 13, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    Anyone who tries to be a hard seltzer snob will richly deserve the derision they receive.
    SORRY, SNOBS. HARD SELTZER AND CANNED COCKTAILS ARE BLOWING UPLEW BRYSONMAY 7, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
    Words of derision have come from random people on social media or the street, but also from the nation’s highest office.
    DEMOCRATS LINK ATLANTA MASSACRE TO ANTI-ASIAN RHETORIC DURING PANDEMICCLEVE WOOTSON, MARIANNA SOTOMAYORMARCH 17, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Some of these staffers gave me looks of derision, but slowly complied.
    REP. WATSON COLEMAN: I’M 75. I HAD CANCER. I GOT COVID-19 BECAUSE MY GOP COLLEAGUES DISMISS FACTS.BONNIE WATSON COLEMANJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    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.
    HOW DEMOCRATS SHOULD WAGE WAR ON COMING GOP OBSTRUCTIONISMPAUL WALDMANNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    The whole crowd shouted in derision, and Jones, in anger, fired every shot in his revolver before they could stop him.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    Count Romanoff shrugged his shoulders, and a smile of derision and contempt passed over his features.
    THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
    At those words of his the men interrogating him laughed in derision, declaring it to be a very elegant excuse.
    THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
    Hence this Christian emblem became the object of scoffing and derision by the persecuting heathen.
    THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
    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.
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