De*ri"sion(?), n. [L. derisio: cf. F. drision. See Deride.] 1. The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision.Ps. ii. 4.
Satan beheld their plight,Milton.
And to his mates thus in derision called.
2. An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.
I was a derision to all my people.Lam. iii. 14.
Syn. -- Scorn; mockery; contempt; insult; ridicule.
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