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deride

de·ride

deride

 
 
pronunciation:
d raId
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: derided, derides, deriding
definition: to ridicule or treat with scornful mockery.
They derided him for his unorthodox beliefs.
synonyms:
fleer, gibe, mock, ridicule, scorn, taunt
antonyms:
praise
similar words:
disdain, jeer, make fun of, poke fun at, revile, scoff at, sneer, twit
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derivations: deridingly (adv.), derider (n.)
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