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derision

noun

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  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 of derision butt, laughingstock, jest, joke, mark, mock, mockery, sport, targetWords Related to derision chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms of derision 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 of derision ridicule, mockery, sportWords Related to derision contempt, disdain, scorn; belittlement, deprecation, disparagement; catcall, insult, put-down; laughter, snickering; burlesque, caricature, mimicry, pasquinade, satireNear Antonyms of derision applause, approval, commendation, praise



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