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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·ri·sion /dɪˈrɪʒən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ri·sion n.
 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,
 And to his mates thus in derision called.   --Milton.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: contemptuous laughter
      2: the act of deriding or treating with contempt [syn: ridicule]