derision


derision

noun

Definition of DERISION

1
a person or thing that is made fun of <in the 19th century any supporter of women's rights could expect to become a derision to her neighbors>
Near Antonyms darling, favorite, pet
2
the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing one's scorn for someone or something <her absurd behavior on the awards show became a source of derision for comedians>

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