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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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