Definición de derision en inglés:


Saltos de línea: de|ri¦sion
Pronunciación: /dɪˈrɪʒ(ə)n


[mass noun]


hold (or have) in derision

archaic Regard with mockery.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The mouth of one with understanding is praised by a man, but the dull of heart is held in derision.
  • Again, there is comedy as she undergoes training for her royal role and tries to reconcile royalty with being held in derision by her school contemporaries.
  • It is a scandal - and surely the deepest of ironies - that he should be ignored, scorned or held in derision in the very places where knowledge and wisdom are deemed to be sought and taught.



Pronunciación: /dɪˈrɪzɪb(ə)l/
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I arrived at the Exam Schools this morning to find that all lectures had been cancelled because of a derisible sit-in protest.
  • Workers can passionately complain about some derisible human specimen, only to be seen joking heartily with them seconds later.
  • Fines as set are often derisible for motoring infringements.


late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin derisio(n-), from deridere 'scoff at'.

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