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See also: dérision
- Act of treating with disdain.
- 1969, Mario Puzo, The Godfather:
- There was just a touch of derision in the Don's voice and Hagen flushed.
- 2011 December 15, Felicity Cloake, “How to cook the perfect nut roast”, in Guardian:
- One of the darlings of the early vegetarian movement (particularly in its even sadder form, the cutlet), it was on the menu at John Harvey Kellogg's Battle Creek Sanitarium [sic], and has since become the default Sunday option for vegetarians – and a default source of derision for everyone else.
- Something to be derided; a laughing stock.
act of treating with contempt
- “derision”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “derision”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.