|part of speech:
||derided, derides, deriding
||to ridicule or treat with scornful mockery.
They derided him for his unorthodox beliefs.
- fleer, gibe, mock, ridicule, scorn, taunt
- similar words:
- disdain, jeer, make fun of, poke fun at, revile, scoff at, sneer, twit
||abhor, affront, belittle, dishonor, disparage, flout, insult, laugh, put down, ride, scoff
||deridingly (adv.), derider (n.)