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deride

[ dih-rahyd ]
/ dɪˈraɪd /
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verb (used with object), de·rid·ed, de·rid·ing.

to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.

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Origin of deride

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin dērīdēre “to mock,” equivalent to dē-de- + rīdēre “to laugh”

synonym study for deride

See ridicule.

OTHER WORDS FROM deride

de·rid·er, nounde·rid·ing·ly, adverbo·ver·de·ride, verb (used with object), o·ver·de·rid·ed, o·ver·de·rid·ing.un·de·rid·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deride

deride
/ (dɪˈraɪd) /

verb

(tr) to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at

Derived forms of deride

derider, nounderidingly, adverb

Word Origin for deride

C16: from Latin dērīdēre to laugh to scorn, from de- + rīdēre to laugh, smile
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