All 4 Uses of
A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Scorn and derision never come in tears.†
- To conjure tears up in a poor maid's eyes with your derision!
Scene 3.2 *derision = treatment as inferior and unworthy of respect
- Have you conspir'd, have you with these contriv'd, To bait me with this foul derision?†
- When they next wake, all this derision Shall seem a dream and fruitless vision; And back to Athens shall the lovers wend With league whose date till death shall never end.†
(deride) to criticize with strong disrespect -- often