Definition of deride in English:

deride

Line breaks: de¦ride
Pronunciation: /dɪˈrʌɪd
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

derider

noun
More example sentences
  • His nationalism was as expansive as his cosmopolitanism, and he railed in equal measure against the narrowness of native deriders of Scotland and the shallowness of Anglophobia.
  • Why does the man of understanding not respond to the derider? Because the derider will turn his derision on him or continue the original derision against him.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin deridere 'scoff at'.

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