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derision

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Etymology

From Old French derision, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] derisionem (action of deridere).

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Noun

Singular
derision

Plural
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derision (-)
  1. Act of treating with contempt.
    • (1969) — Mario Puzo, The Godfather
      There was just a touch of derision in the Don's voice and Hagen flushed.

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