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Meaning of DERIDE

Pronunciation:  di'rId

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  treat or speak of with contempt; "He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics"

DERIDE is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: bemock, catcall, mock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*ride"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Derided}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Deriding}.] [L. deridere, derisum; de- + rid?re to laugh.
See {Ridicule}.]
To laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to
ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.

      And the Pharisees, also, . . . derided him. --Luke xvi.

      Sport that wrinkled Care derides. And Laughter holding
      both his sides.                          --Milton.

Syn: To mock; laugh at; ridicule; insult; taunt; jeer;
     banter; rally.

Usage: To {Deride}, {Ridicule}, {Mock}, {Taunt}. A man may
       ridicule without any unkindness of feeling; his object
       may be to correct; as, to ridicule the follies of the
       age. He who derides is actuated by a severe a
       contemptuous spirit; as, to deride one for his
       religious principles. To mock is stronger, and denotes
       open and scornful derision; as, to mock at sin. To
       taunt is to reproach with the keenest insult; as, to
       taunt one for his misfortunes. Ridicule consists more
       in words than in actions; derision and mockery evince
       themselves in actions as well as words; taunts are
       always expressed in words of extreme bitterness.

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