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 (countable and uncountable, plural irrisions)

  1. (obsolete) The act of laughing at another; derision.
    • Chapman
      This being spoken scepticè, or by way of irrision.
    • John Donne
      From thence he was carried back to Jerusalem, first to Annas, then to Caiaphas, and (as late as it was) then he was examined and buffeted, and delivered over to the custody of those officers from whom he received all those irrisions []