deride

[dih-rahyd]

verb (used with object), de·rid·ed, de·rid·ing.

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

Nearby words

  1. derepress,
  2. derepression,
  3. derequisition,
  4. derestrict,
  5. dergue,
  6. deringer,
  7. derisible,
  8. derision,
  9. derisive,
  10. derisively

Origin of deride

1520–30; < Latin dērīdēre to mock, equivalent to dē- de- + rīdēre to laugh

Related formsde·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

verb

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

Word Origin for deride

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

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Word Origin and History for deride

deride

v.

1520s, from Middle French derider, from Latin deridere "to ridicule, laugh to scorn" (see derision). Related: Derided; deriding.

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