Translation of derision in Spanish:


escarnio, n.

Pronunciation /dəˈrɪʒən//dɪˈrɪʒ(ə)n/


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    escarnio masculine formal
    irrisión feminine formal
    desdén y burla feminine
    he became an object of derision se convirtió en el hazmerreír de todos
    • to make sth/sb the / an object of derision ridiculizar algo/a algn
    • At this there was a snort of derision from her friend but she continued unaware, lost in the imagination of these various events.
    • He presented this idea in a talk to the London Chemical Society in 1866, only to be greeted with derision.
    • She would never have stood by while he became a figure of scorn and derision.
    • Much derision has greeted the claim by some of those in the photographs that they were inadequately trained.
    • Contempt and derision were now poured not upon the heretical supporters of change, but upon their orthodox opponents.
    • It was greeted with derision - there is really no other word for it - around the country.
    • It was the supreme anthem of renunciation, of scorn, of derision at the pretensions of the ungifted and the insensitive.
    • He thought he heard a snort of derision from Sean but he had the attention of the rest of them.
    • Serious debate is not welcome in the mainstream; dissent is treated with derision and contempt, or ignored.
    • The name itself connotes derision and contempt for the inhabitants of the compound.
    • I, among others, have responded to these suggestions with scorn and derision.
    • Anything less than a win will be greeted with howls of derision by a public who have grown sick of the culture of rugby mediocrity.
    • Moreover, virtually every target of the film is legitimate and deserving of scorn and derision.
    • It was confined to the elite on the grounds of their alleged virtue - and it often drew scorn and derision.
    • As to the text, I fear the reader's snorts of derision will begin early on.
    • If you have even the slightest degree of cynicism in your nature, it has moments that will make you howl with derision and disbelief.
    • Jason snorted in derision and crossed his arms over his chest, looking at her scathingly.
    • I've learned to treat their threats with the scorn and derision they deserve.
    • It is very easy for critics to pour scorn and derision on the efforts of people just trying to do what is right.
    • Several journalists began first to sniff, then to snort and finally to chuckle their derision.