derision derision  /də ˈrɪ ʒən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) contemptuous laughter
  2. (n) the act of deriding or treating with contempt

Usage(s):

  1. The money was raised, but Roberts' dramatic ultimatum provoked widespread derision.
  2. Fleet Street reacted with derision.
  3. Still, online and elsewhere, the news was met with derision.

News

  1. Soccer-Brazilians mock Pele appeal to end protests

    SAO PAULO, June 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele has called on thousands of protestors demonstrating over poor quality public services and corruption to leave the streets and focus on football, an appeal that was quickly met with derision on social media. Brazil is currently hosting the Confederations Cup which began on Saturday, a tournament seen as a dry-run before it hosts the World ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Joe Kinnear Video: Watch Newcastle Football Director's Mistake Filled Rant

    Joe Kinnear 's appointment as Newcastle United's new football director has certainly gotten off to a rocky start. The former Newcastle manager took to the media on Sunday to announce he had taken over the football director post at St. James' Park, a move that caused much shock and derision among fans. A controversial figure during his first run through the Premier League side, Kinnear 's name ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. The New Mac Pro: 4 Things You Didn’t Know

    Apple suffered its share of derision over the unusual shape and design of the new Mac Pro, but the reality is that the workstation's unique look (for a desktop computer, at least) may be a near-perfect example of form following function. The new desktop-ready workhorse computer made its debut at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference last week . While observers couldn’t stop talking about its ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Mashable

Quotes

  1. Speaking generally about lesser moves, Epstein said, "We have a couple proposals out there that were not met with instant derision. I take that as cause for optimism."
    on Dec 5, 2007 By: Theo Epstein Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "Young man from Nazareth, marched through Jerusalem, object of scorn and derision and abuse and torture by an empire," Obama said. "The agony of crucifixion amid the cries of thieves. The discovery just three days later that would forever...
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Christian Broadcasting Network

  3. "Freedom of religion cannot be achieved without freedom of speech, even if it is sometimes used to express derision," Juppe said.
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: Alain Juppe Source: 3 News NZ

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