Derision – ridicule or mockery
To remember the definition of the word derision, use the following mnemonic:
The boy looked out the window of the derelict house and saw an apparition (derision), but it was just a sheet. It earned him the ridicule and mockery of his friends.
Examples of derision in a sentence
She stopped speaking to them after her kind gesture was met with derision.
After making a fool of himself at the Christmas party, he faced constant derision from his colleagues.
She'd had enough of the derision and decided to stand up to the school bullies.