Noun(1) contemptuous laughter(2) the act of deriding or treating with contempt
(1) As to the text, I fear the reader's snorts of derision will begin early on.(2) He presented this idea in a talk to the London Chemical Society in 1866, only to be greeted with derision .(3) I, among others, have responded to these suggestions with scorn and derision .(4) If you have even the slightest degree of cynicism in your nature, it has moments that will make you howl with derision and disbelief.(5) Much derision has greeted the claim by some of those in the photographs that they were inadequately trained.(6) Moreover, virtually every target of the film is legitimate and deserving of scorn and derision .(7) I've learned to treat their threats with the scorn and derision they deserve.(8) It was confined to the elite on the grounds of their alleged virtue - and it often drew scorn and derision .(9) The name itself connotes derision and contempt for the inhabitants of the compound.(10) It was the supreme anthem of renunciation, of scorn, of derision at the pretensions of the ungifted and the insensitive.(11) He thought he heard a snort of derision from Sean but he had the attention of the rest of them.(12) my stories were greeted with derision and disbelief(13) Jason snorted in derision and crossed his arms over his chest, looking at her scathingly.(14) Serious debate is not welcome in the mainstream; dissent is treated with derision and contempt, or ignored.(15) It is very easy for critics to pour scorn and derision on the efforts of people just trying to do what is right.(16) Contempt and derision were now poured not upon the heretical supporters of change, but upon their orthodox opponents.
(1) derision :: bespotting
1. mockery ::
2. ridicule ::
6. disdain ::
9. disrespect ::
11. scorn ::
12. contempt ::
14. satire ::
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I should hope so.
It was a snort of DERISION.
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