AskDefine | Define deride

Dictionary Definition

deride v : treat or speak of with contempt; "He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics"

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From deridere, de- "from, down from" + ridere "to laugh"


  1. To harshly mock; ridicule.

Derived terms


to harshly mock; ridicule




Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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