- to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
Origin of deride
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Examples from the Web for derider
Historical Examples of derider
"You are a derider—a gross sinner," said the Cardinal languidly.The Strolling Saint
I saw a tyrant in every urchin that was stronger than myself, and a derider in him that was weaker.Rattlin the Reefer
Therefore disregarding their entreaties he prayed unto God for the soul of the derider, and went on his way.
On the other hand, as a critic and derider of the system which Blackstone had complacently expounded he did excellent service.
- (tr) to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at
Word Origin for deride
Word Origin and History for derider
1520s, from Middle French derider, from Latin deridere "to ridicule, laugh to scorn" (see derision). Related: Derided; deriding.