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derision

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of derision

  1. 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> Synonyms butt, laughingstock, jest, joke, mark, mock, mockery, sport, targetRelated Words chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms darling, favorite, pet

  2. 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> Synonyms ridicule, mockery, sportRelated Words contempt, disdain, scorn; belittlement, deprecation, disparagement; catcall, insult, put-down; laughter, snickering; burlesque, caricature, mimicry, pasquinade, satireNear Antonyms applause, approval, commendation, praise





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