The definition of derision is a feeling of deep hatred.(noun)
An example of derision is the feeling opposing street gangs have for each other.
See derision in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < LL derisio < derisus, pp. of deridere
See derision in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English derisioun
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Late Latin dērīsiō, dērīsiōn-
Origin: , from Latin dērīsus
Origin: , past participle of dērīdēre, to deride; see deride.
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