Derided
Deride 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. [1913 Webster]

And the Pharisees, also, . . . derided him. --Luke xvi. 14. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • derided — de·ride || dɪ raɪd v. mock, ridicule, sneer …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cold fusion — This article is about the Fleischmann–Pons claims of nuclear fusion at room temperature. For the original use of the term cold fusion , see Muon catalyzed fusion. For all other definitions, see Cold fusion (disambiguation). Diagram of an open… …   Wikipedia

  • Walter O'Malley — Infobox Person name = Walter Francis O Malley image size = 250px caption = O Malley circa 1940s birth name = birth date = birth date|mf=yes|1903|10|9|mf=y birth place = city state|Bronx|New York death date = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …   Universalium

  • deride — [[t]dɪra͟ɪd[/t]] derides, deriding, derided VERB If you deride someone or something, you say that they are stupid or have no value. [FORMAL] [V n] Opposition MPs derided the Government s response to the crisis... [V n] This theory is widely… …   English dictionary

  • Deride — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deriding — Deride 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emma Goldman — Goldman circa 1911 Full name Emma Goldman Born June 27, 1869(1869 06 27) Kovno, Russian Empire Died May 14 …   Wikipedia

  • Multics — Company / developer MIT, GE, Bell Labs Programmed in PL/1, Assembly language[1] Working state Mature, Historic Source model Free and …   Wikipedia

  • Reaganomics — (a portmanteau of Reagan and economics ) refers to the economic policies promoted by United States President Ronald Reagan. The four pillars of Reagan s economic policy were to:cite web |url=http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/Reaganomics.html|titl… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”