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Synonyms for derision
dɪˈrɪʒ ənde·ri·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. derision

    Banter is the touching upon some fault, weakness, or fancied secret of another in a way half to pique and half to please; badinage is delicate, refined banter. Raillery has more sharpness, but is usually good-humored and well meant. Irony, the saying one thing that the reverse may be understood, may be either mild or bitter. All the other words have a hostile intent. Ridicule makes a person or thing the subject of contemptuous merriment; derision seeks to make the object derided seem utterly despicable — to laugh it to scorn. Chaff is the coarse witticism of the streets, perhaps merry, oftener malicious; jeering is loud, rude ridicule, as of a hostile crowd or mob. Mockery is more studied, and may include mimicry and personal violence, as well as scornful speech. A satire is a formal composition; a sarcasm may be an impromptu sentence. The satire shows up follies to keep people from them; the sarcasm hits them because they are foolish, without inquiring whether it will do good or harm; the satire is plainly uttered; the sarcasm is covert.

    Synonyms:
    badinage, banter, chaff, irony, jeering, mockery, raillery, ridicule, sarcasm, satire

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. derision

    Synonyms:
    scorn, contempt, mockery, irony, sarcasm, contumely, disrespect

    Antonyms:
    respect, regard, admiration, reverence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derisionnoun

    contemptuous laughter

    Synonyms:
    ridicule

  2. derision, ridiculenoun

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt

    Synonyms:
    ridicule

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. derisionnoun

    Synonyms:
    ridicule, mockery, scorn, contempt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. derisionnoun

    Synonyms:
    ridicule, mockery, jeering

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  1. List of paraphrases for "derision":

    mockery, ridicule, scorn, contempt

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#31457ridicule
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#149018jeering
#281652raillery
#314700contumely

How to use derision in a sentence?

  1. Steven White:

    We were treated with derision by the school board, the school budgets were always voted down; they vote in blocs. You can boil it down to the fact that they don’t value public education.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

  3. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Who can oppugn derision?!

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