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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishderisionde‧ri‧sion /dɪˈrɪʒən/ noun [uncountable]  INSULTwhen you show that you think someone or something is stupid or silly His speech was greeted with derision by opposition leaders.
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derisionEven outside all these imaginings, rumor and derision held us in an unwelcome embrace.The dogma is of absolutes, the lifestyle is of attempted purity and the zealot is subject to continuous derision.She couldn't cope with that, couldn't face seeing derision in those dark midnight eyes.Though greeted with nothing like the derision that met Howarth's six-page statement, the spokesmen encountered a fair degree of scepticism.Raul looked him up and down, eyes opened wide with derision.greeted with derisionHowever, the move has been greeted with derision by many academics.The speech was greeted with derision by opposition leaders.
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