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derision

[dih-rizh-uh n] /dɪˈrɪʒ ən/
noun
1.
ridicule; mockery:
The inept performance elicited derision from the audience.
2.
an object of ridicule.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English derisioun < Old French derision < Late Latin dērīsiōn- (stem of dērīsiō), equivalent to Latin dērīs(us) mocked (past participle of dērīdēre; see deride) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
derisible
[dih-riz-uh-buh l] /dɪˈrɪz ə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonderisible, adjective
underisible, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for de risible

derision

/dɪˈrɪʒən/
noun
1.
the act of deriding; mockery; scorn
2.
an object of mockery or scorn
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin dērīsiō, from Latin dērīsus; see deride
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Word Origin and History for de risible

derision

n.

c.1400, from Old French derision "derision, mockery" (13c.), from Latin derisionem (nominative derisio), noun of action from past participle stem of deridere "ridicule," from de- "down" (see de-) + ridere "to laugh."

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