de-ride

deride

[dih-rahyd]
verb (used with object), derided, deriding.
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin dērīdēre to mock, equivalent to dē- de- + rīdēre to laugh

derider, noun
deridingly, adverb
overderide, verb (used with object), overderided, overderiding.
underided, adjective


taunt, flout, gibe, banter, rally. See ridicule.
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deride (dɪˈraɪd)
 
vb
(tr) to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at
 
[C16: from Latin dērīdēre to laugh to scorn, from de- + rīdēre to laugh, smile]
 
de'rider
 
n
 
de'ridingly
 
adv

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deride
1520s, from M.Fr. derider, from L. deridere "to ridicule, laugh to scorn" (see derision). Related: Derided; deriding.
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