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de·ride

 (dĭ-rīd′)
tr.v. de·rid·ed, de·rid·ing, de·rides
To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously. See Synonyms at ridicule.

[Latin dērīdēre : dē-, de- + rīdēre, to laugh at.]

de·rid′er n.
de·rid′ing·ly adv.

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]
deˈrider n
deˈridingly adv

de•ride

(dɪˈraɪd)

v.t. -rid•ed, -rid•ing.
to laugh at in scorn or contempt; mock.
[1520–30; < Latin dērīdēre to mock =dē- de- + rīdēre to laugh]
de•rid′er, n.
de•rid′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See ridicule.

deride

- From Latin de-, "completely," and ridere, "laugh at."
See also related terms for laugh.

deride


Past participle: derided
Gerund: deriding

Imperative
deride
deride
Present
I deride
you deride
he/she/it derides
we deride
you deride
they deride
Preterite
I derided
you derided
he/she/it derided
we derided
you derided
they derided
Present Continuous
I am deriding
you are deriding
he/she/it is deriding
we are deriding
you are deriding
they are deriding
Present Perfect
I have derided
you have derided
he/she/it has derided
we have derided
you have derided
they have derided
Past Continuous
I was deriding
you were deriding
he/she/it was deriding
we were deriding
you were deriding
they were deriding
Past Perfect
I had derided
you had derided
he/she/it had derided
we had derided
you had derided
they had derided
Future
I will deride
you will deride
he/she/it will deride
we will deride
you will deride
they will deride
Future Perfect
I will have derided
you will have derided
he/she/it will have derided
we will have derided
you will have derided
they will have derided
Future Continuous
I will be deriding
you will be deriding
he/she/it will be deriding
we will be deriding
you will be deriding
they will be deriding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deriding
you have been deriding
he/she/it has been deriding
we have been deriding
you have been deriding
they have been deriding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deriding
you will have been deriding
he/she/it will have been deriding
we will have been deriding
you will have been deriding
they will have been deriding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deriding
you had been deriding
he/she/it had been deriding
we had been deriding
you had been deriding
they had been deriding
Conditional
I would deride
you would deride
he/she/it would deride
we would deride
you would deride
they would deride
Past Conditional
I would have derided
you would have derided
he/she/it would have derided
we would have derided
you would have derided
they would have derided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deride - treat or speak of with contempt; "He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics"
bemock, mock - treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
catcall - utter catcalls at

deride

verb mock, ridicule, scorn, knock (informal), insult, taunt, sneer, jeer, disdain, scoff, detract, flout, disparage, chaff, gibe, take the piss out of (taboo slang), pooh-pooh, contemn This theory is widely derided by conventional scientists.

deride

verb
To make fun or make fun of:
Chiefly British: quiz.
Idiom: poke fun at.
Translations
يَسْخَرُ مِن، يَهْزَأ
posmívat sevysmívat se
hånespotte
ivatapilkata
hæîa
išjuoktipajuokapajuokiantispašaipus
izsmietzobot

deride

[dɪˈraɪd] VTridiculizar, mofarse de

deride

[dɪˈraɪd] vt (= ridicule) [+ person, thing] → tourner en dérision

deride

vtsich lustig machen über (+acc), → verspotten

deride

[dɪˈraɪd] vtderidere

deride

(diˈraid) verb
to laugh at; to mock.
derision (diˈriʒən) noun
mockery or laughter which shows scorn and contempt. His remarks were greeted with shouts of derision.
deˈrisive (-siv) adjective
1. mocking; showing scorn. derisive laughter.
2. causing or deserving scorn. The salary they offered me was derisive.
deˈrisory (-səri) adjective
ridiculous. His attempts were derisory.
References in classic literature ?
He remembered no mention of the weaver between them since the time, twelve years ago, when it was their boyish sport to deride him; and, besides, his imagination constantly created an alibi for Dunstan: he saw him continually in some congenial haunt, to which he had walked off on leaving Wildfire--saw him sponging on chance acquaintances, and meditating a return home to the old amusement of tormenting his elder brother.
The feather of an ostrich, fastened in her turban by an agraffe set with brilliants, was another distinction of the beautiful Jewess, scoffed and sneered at by the proud dames who sat above her, but secretly envied by those who affected to deride them.
From the first my fellow-pupils used to tease and deride and mock me whenever I was saying my lessons.
To deride all the refined attainments of human skill denotes ignorance of the means of human happiness, nor is it any evidence of acquaintance with the intricate machinery of social greatness and a lofty civilization.
Upon this the men began to deride him and to quote past words, till step by step, with deprecating smirks, oily grins, and leers of infinite cunning, the poor Babu was beaten out of his defences and forced to speak - truth.
Standing outside, we deride or oppose it, or at the most feel sentimental.
They sneer at your most inoffensive suggestions; they laugh unfeelingly at your treasured dreams of foreign lands; they brand the statements of your traveled aunts and uncles as the stupidest absurdities; they deride your most trusted authors and demolish the fair images they have set up for your willing worship with the pitiless ferocity of the fanatic iconoclast
Whether he noticed the look of terror with which Pierre regarded that lifeless arm, or whether some other thought flitted across his dying brain, at any rate he glanced at the refractory arm, at Pierre's terror-stricken face, and again at the arm, and on his face a feeble, piteous smile appeared, quite out of keeping with his features, that seemed to deride his own helplessness.
I did not intend to deride the wonderful discoveries which you have made, but it is only natural that we should both realize that Number One is not beautiful.
if John Barleycorn could get such sway over me, a non-alcoholic, what must be the sufferings of the true alcoholic, battling against the organic demands of his chemistry while those closest to him sympathise little, understand less, and despise and deride him!
May not those naturalists who, knowing far less of the laws of inheritance than does the breeder, and knowing no more than he does of the intermediate links in the long lines of descent, yet admit that many of our domestic races have descended from the same parents--may they not learn a lesson of caution, when they deride the idea of species in a state of nature being lineal descendants of other species?
Finding, however, that he could not be silenced by reason, and even covertly exulted in his seeming advantage, and ventured to deride those assertions I had not the coolness to prove, I changed my course and tried another plan.