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Definition of "deride" [de•ride]

  • To speak of or treat with contemptuous mirth. See Synonyms at ridicule. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deride" in a sentence
  • "If you strove for it sincerely at any time, no matter how remote, you could never again deride it."
  • "The fact that someone would see that as something to deride is beyond words"
  • "Defy the tempest & the storm deride is not in the original nor is it good. ποθος [19] is hardly fierce desire — & all such expressions of ram-cat raptures are bad. by the by she a dark lanthern might have deprived us of this poem. your storm is very good — zounds I sweat at the bare idea of the"