derision

[dih-rizh-uhn]
noun
1.
ridicule; mockery: The inept performance elicited derision from the audience.
2.
an object of ridicule.

Origin:
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

derisible [dih-riz-uh-buhl] , adjective
nonderisible, adjective
underisible, adjective
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derision (dɪˈrɪʒən)
 
n
1.  the act of deriding; mockery; scorn
2.  an object of mockery or scorn
 
[C15: from Late Latin dērīsiō, from Latin dērīsus; see deride]

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derision
c.1400, from O.Fr. derision (13c.), from L. derisionem, noun of action from deridere "ridicule," from de- "down" + ridere "to laugh."
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Example sentences
Regardless of where one falls on the topic, derision certainly doesn't advance
  one's argument .
The comment met with immediate derision across the internet.
In the eyes of the world this prisoner was without power and the object of
  malice and derision.
He deserves understanding and kindness, not judgment and derision.
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