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derision

noun

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1 a person or thing that is made fun of
  • after yet another last place finish, the team became nothing more than a derision to all but its most loyal fans

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2 the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing one's scorn for someone or something
  • their absurd behavior on the awards show became a source of derision for comedians

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The first known use of derision was in the 14th century

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“Derision.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/derision. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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