Learner's definition of DERISION
the feeling that people express when they criticize and laugh at someone or something in an insulting way
yells of derision
The governor's plan was greeted with derision [=ridicule] by most journalists and pundits.
One of the students laughed/snorted in derision at my error.
The team's awful record has made it an object of derision in the league.
“Nerd” is a term of derision.
[more derisive; most derisive]