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deride

[dih-rahyd] /dɪˈraɪd/
verb (used with object), derided, deriding.
1.
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
Origin of deride
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin dērīdēre to mock, equivalent to dē- de- + rīdēre to laugh
Related forms
derider, noun
deridingly, adverb
overderide, verb (used with object), overderided, overderiding.
underided, adjective
Synonyms
taunt, flout, gibe, banter, rally. See ridicule.
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deride

/dɪˈraɪd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at
Derived Forms
derider, noun
deridingly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dērīdēre to laugh to scorn, from de- + rīdēre to laugh, smile
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Word Origin and History for deride
v.

1520s, from Middle French derider, from Latin deridere "to ridicule, laugh to scorn" (see derision). Related: Derided; deriding.

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