Definitions for deridedɪˈraɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ride*dɪˈraɪd(v.t.)-rid•ed, -rid•ing.

  1. to laugh at in scorn or contempt; mock.

* Syn: See ridicule.

Origin of deride:

1520–30; < L dērīdēre to mock =dē-de - +rīdēre to laugh


Princeton's WordNet

  1. deride(verb)

    treat or speak of with contempt

    "He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics"


  1. deride(Verb)

    To harshly mock; ridicule.

  2. Origin: From deridere, from de- + ridere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deride(verb)

    to laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at

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to laugh at; to mock.

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