HyperDic: derision

English > 2 senses of the word derision:
NOUNcommunicationderisioncontemptuous laughter
actderision, ridiculethe act of deriding or treating with contempt / contempt
derision > pronunciation
Soundsderih'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > derision: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningcontemptuous laughter.
Narrowerjeer, jeering, mockery, scoff, scoffingshowing your contempt / contempt by derision
put-down, squelch, squelcher, takedownA crushing remark
stultification, befoolingderision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
Broaderdisrespect, discourtesyAn expression / expression of lack of respect
Spanishburla, derrisión, escarnio, guachafita, irrisión, ludibrio, mofa
Catalanburla, mofa, plasenteria, rifada
Verbsderidetreat or speak of with contempt / contempt / contempt
English > derision: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of deriding or treating with contempt / contempt.
Synonymridicule
NarrowermockThe act of mocking or ridiculing
Broaderdiscourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activityA lack of politeness
Spanishirrisión
Verbsderidetreat or speak of with contempt / contempt / contempt

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