Origin of derision
Examples from the Web for derision
Foss occasionally supplied pulpits in Baltimore and its suburbs, to the derision of the Herald agnostics.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the omission or derision of dads in the parent (aka “mommy”) blogosphere is a perennial pet peeve.
This version is still being greeted with derision and genuine concern by various parents who oppose mandatory vaccination.Colorado’s Anti-Anti-Vaxxer Bill Gets Watered Down|Kent Sepkowitz|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When he gave interviews to the press, he was often quoted talking about his native country with derision.Why Are All of Johnny Depp’s Movies Bombing at the Box Office?|Tricia Romano|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most objects of Internet derision only remain interesting for a day or two, tops.‘American Blogger’ Is So Bad, You’ll Wish It Was a Spoof|Andy Hinds|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I have no doubt that derision kept many people out of the ark.T. De Witt Talmage|T. De Witt Talmage
I am made a derision to all my people, their song all the day long.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The government party were, in derision, called courtiers, and they in turn characterized the opposition as a Dutch mob.Old Taverns of New York|William Harrison Bayles
Nat's lips curled in derision: it wouldn't equal the expense of his journey out here.The Beast of Space|F.E. Hardart
When they caught sight of him, the crowd broke into a hiss of derision.The Princess and Curdie|George MacDonald
Word Origin for derision
c.1400, from Old French derision "derision, mockery" (13c.), from Latin derisionem (nominative derisio), noun of action from past participle stem of deridere "ridicule," from de- "down" (see de-) + ridere "to laugh."