Words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter
I concluded that he laughed in derision of my efforts, confident of his own resources.
The applause of the vulgar was mingled with the derision of the court party.
The name, as has often been the case with party designations, was at first given in derision, and by an enemy.
Ingrid made a sound of derision.
The crowd greeted their arrival with mockery and derision, and being treated as the envoys of heretics they escaped without having obtained a hearing.