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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derision  \De*ri"sion\,  n.  [L.  derisio:  cf  F.  d['e]rision.  See 
  {Deride}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  deriding,  or  the  state  of  being  derided; 
  mockery;  scornful  or  contemptuous  treatment  which  holds 
  one  up  to  ridicule. 
 
  He  that  sitteth  in  the  heavens  shall  laugh;  the  Lord 
  shall  have  them  in  derision.  --Ps.  ii  4. 
 
  Satan  beheld  their  plight,  And  to  his  mates  thus  in 
  derision  called  --Milton. 
 
  2.  An  object  of  derision  or  scorn;  a  laughing-stock. 
 
  I  was  a  derision  to  all  my  people.  --Lam.  iii. 
  14. 
 
  Syn:  Scorn;  mockery;  contempt;  insult;  ridicule. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  derision 
  n  :  exposing  someone  to  laughter  [syn:  {ridicule}] 




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