- Express contempt for; ridicule: the decision was derided by environmentalistsMore example sentences
ridicule, mock, jeer at, scoff at, jibe at, make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, hold up to ridicule, pillory; disdain, disparage, denigrate, pooh-pooh, dismiss, slight, detract from; sneer at, scorn, pour/heap scorn on, taunt, insult, torment; treat with contempt, vilify; lampoon, satirize• informal knock, take the mickey out ofAustralian/New Zealand • informal poke mullock at• vulgar slang take the piss out of
- So I didn't ridicule or deride contributions, and published most emails critical of me, my style, and my substance.
- It has been derided by some critics as straying too far from historical fact in order to show a well-polished fiction.
- Scotland's newest soap opera has had a shaky start, derided by the critics for its wooden scripts and dull characters.
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- 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.
mid 16th century: from Latin deridere 'scoff at'.