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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Example sentences
In one breath you deride moral decay, but in the next you highlight the worst
  in our society.
Politicians like to deride expensive programmes.
Any flagrant acts or remarks that deride, mock, bait or embarrass an opponent
  are considered taunting.
Fooling yourself into feeling better about life is easy to deride.
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