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derision

de·ri·sion

derision

 
 
pronunciation:
d rI zhn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: mockery or ridicule.
The senator's speech brought hoots of derision from the unruly crowd.The drunken man's stumbling walk provoked derision.
synonyms:
mockery, ridicule, scorn, taunting
antonyms:
applause
similar words:
contempt, disdain, gibe, mock, sarcasm, scoffing, sport
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