irrision

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin irrīsiō, from irrīdēre, present active infinitive of irrīdeō (I laugh at); ir- (in) +‎ rīdeō (I laugh): compare French irrision.

Noun[edit]

irrision

  1. (obsolete) The act of laughing at another; derision.
    This being spoken scepticè, or by way of irrision. — Chapman.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.