deride

  • 1Deride — 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… …

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  • 2déridé — déridé, ée (dé ri dé, dée) part. passé. Qui n a plus de rides. La peau déridée par quelques cosmétiques.    Fig. Un front déridé, un front où un air sérieux, soucieux ne paraît plus …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3deride — index bait (harass), brand (stigmatize), cavil, contemn, decry, denigrate, depreciate …

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  • 4deride — 1520s, from M.Fr. derider, from L. deridere to ridicule, laugh to scorn (see DERISION (Cf. derision)). Related: Derided; deriding …

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  • 5deride — *ridicule, mock, taunt, twit, rally Analogous words: *scoff, jeer, gibe, flout, sneer, gird, fleer: chaff, *banter, kid, rag, jolly, rib …

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  • 6deride — [v] make fun of; insult banter, chaff, contemn, detract, dis*, disdain, disparage, do a number on*, dump on*, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, kid, knock, laugh at, lout, mock, pan, poohpooh*, put down*, quiz, rag*, rally, razz*, rib*, ridicule, roast* …

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  • 7deridé — Deridé, [derid]ée. part …

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  • 8deride — ► VERB ▪ express contempt for; ridicule. ORIGIN Latin deridere scoff at …

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  • 9deride — [di rīd′] vt. derided, deriding [L deridere < de , pejorative + ridere, to laugh: see RIDICULE] to laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule SYN. RIDICULE derider n. deridingly adv …

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  • 10deride — de|ride [dıˈraıd] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: deridere, from ridere to laugh ] to make remarks or jokes that show you think someone or something is silly or useless = ↑mock ▪ You shouldn t deride their efforts. deride sb as… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11deride — verb (T) formal to make remarks or jokes that show you think someone or something is silly or useless: You shouldn t deride their efforts. | deride sb as sth: Wayne was derided as a mere playboy …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12deride — UK [dɪˈraɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms deride : present tense I/you/we/they deride he/she/it derides present participle deriding past tense derided past participle derided formal to criticize someone or something by suggesting that they… …

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  • 13deride — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. scoff at, jeer, mock; see ridicule . See Synonym Study at ridicule . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [di RIDE] to laugh at; ridicule. Citizens of the nineteenth century would often deride the automobile.… …

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  • 14deride — [[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… …

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  • 15deride — verb the kid I used to deride in junior high is now my boss Syn: ridicule, mock, scoff at, jibe at, make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, hold up to ridicule, pillory; disdain, disparage, denigrate, dismiss, slight; sneer at, scorn, insult;… …

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  • 16deride — transitive verb (derided; deriding) Etymology: Latin deridēre, from de + ridēre to laugh Date: circa 1526 1. to laugh at contemptuously 2. to subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule Synonyms: see …

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  • 17deride — derider, n. deridingly, adv. /di ruyd /, v.t., derided, deriding. to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock. [1520 30; < L deridere to mock, equiv. to de DE + ridere to laugh] Syn. taunt, flout, gibe, banter, rally. See ridicule. * …

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  • 18deride — verb To harshly mock; ridicule. See Also: derision, derisive, ridicule, ridiculous, ridiculosity …

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  • 19deride — Synonyms and related words: banter, be above, be contemptuous of, belittle, care nothing for, chaff, contemn, dare, despise, diminish, disdain, disparage, disprize, disregard, dump on, feel contempt for, feel superior to, flout, get fresh, get&#8230; …

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  • 20deride — de|ride [ dı raıd ] verb transitive FORMAL to criticize someone or something by suggesting that they are stupid, unimportant, or useless …

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