Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Cardinal Virtues
Q[75] Of Derision Or Mockery
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We must now speak of derision, under which head there are two points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether derision is a special sin distinct from the other sins whereby one's neighbor is injured by words?

A[2] Whether derision is a mortal sin?