Derision  

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This page Derision is part of the laughter series.Illustration: Toulouse-Lautrec wearing Jane Avril's Feathered Hat and Boa (ca. 1892), photo Maurice Guibert.
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This page Derision is part of the laughter series.
Illustration: Toulouse-Lautrec wearing Jane Avril's Feathered Hat and Boa (ca. 1892), photo Maurice Guibert.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Act of treating with contempt and ridicule. From Latin deridere, meaning to mock or deride. Further split up from de-, ridere.

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