The definition of derision is a feeling of deep hatred.
An example of derision is the feeling opposing street gangs have for each other.
- a deriding or being derided; contempt or ridicule
- Rare a person or thing derided
Origin of derisionMiddle English ; from Late Latin derisio ; from derisus, past participle of deridere
- The act of ridiculing or laughing at someone or something.
- A state of being derided: Members of the board held the proposal in derision.
Origin of derisionMiddle English derisioun, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin d&emacron;r&imacron;si&omacron;, d&emacron;r&imacron;si&omacron;n-, from Latin d&emacron;r&imacron;sus, past participle of d&emacron;r&imacron;d&emacron;re, to deride; see deride.
- Act of treating with disdain.
OriginSee also: dérision
From Old French derision, from Latin derisionem (action of deridere).