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1. derision

noun. ['dɝˈɪʒən'] contemptuous laughter.

Synonyms

  • scoffing
  • takedown
  • stultification
  • put-down
  • scoff
  • discourtesy
  • squelcher
  • disrespect
  • squelch
  • mockery
  • befooling
  • jeering

Antonyms

  • esteem
  • respectful
  • defense
  • defence

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Words that Rhyme with Derision

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  • rescission
  • recision
  • incision
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  • envision
  • divison
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  • decision
  • collision
  • parisian
  • vision

How do you pronounce derision?

Pronounce derision as dərˈɪʒən.

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Example sentences of the word derision


1. Noun, singular or mass
Companies with low stock prices are often regarded with derision by investors and analysts.

Quotes containing the word derision


1. Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom.
- Marcel Duchamp

2. Pain produces progress. So if you truly love me, you will try to hurt me as much as you can. If you really want me to grow as a person, you will water me with betrayal, abuse, neglect, derision, thievery, and possibly even torture.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

2. derision

noun. ['dɝˈɪʒən'] the act of deriding or treating with contempt.

Synonyms

  • offense
  • discourtesy
  • mock
  • offensive activity
  • ridicule

Antonyms

  • graciousness
  • courtesy
  • politeness
  • keep
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