De*ri"sion (?), n. [L. derisio: cf. F. dérision. See Deride.] 1. The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision.
Ps. ii. 4.

Satan beheld their plight,
And to his mates thus in derision called.

2. An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.

I was a derision to all my people.
Lam. iii. 14.

Syn. -- Scorn; mockery; contempt; insult; ridicule.