derision
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈɹɪʒən/
Noun

derision

  1. Act of treating with disdain.
  2. Something to be derided; a laughing stock.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 14:
      Miss Briggs was not formally dismissed, but her place as companion was a sinecure and a derision […]
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