verb (used with object), de·rid·ed, de·rid·ing.
Origin of deride
Examples from the Web for deride
Still, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote separately to deride affirmative action from his position of lived experience.Affirmative Action Isn’t Oppressive, but the Roberts Court Wants to End It Anyway|Mike Sacks|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jerry may deride liberals Zionists as ethnic chauvinists or fantasists enthralled to an illusory peace process.
I am angry with all those in France who jumped at the occasion to deride the American justice system, and America in general.
Did they deride men for being too diligent, for the pleasing of God and saving of their souls?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Through whose fault has this basic emotion served merely to trick and deride them?The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets|Jane Addams
Papists and Anabaptists deride us because we so earnestly require faith.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther
Inevitably there grew up a generation of lads who began to deride Yasi, and said that they would never join the society.Fetichism in West Africa|Robert Hamill Nassau
She was standing opposite to him, with a smile that seemed half to tease him, half to deride herself.A Young Man's Year|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for deride
Word Origin for deride
Word Origin and History for deride
1520s, from Middle French derider, from Latin deridere "to ridicule, laugh to scorn" (see derision). Related: Derided; deriding.