Definition of deride verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    deride

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈraɪd//
     
    [often passive]deride somebody/something (as something)(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deride
     
    he / she / it derides
     
    past simple derided
     
    -ing form deriding
     
     
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  1. 1to treat someone or something as ridiculous and not worth considering seriously synonym mock
  2. 2 His views were derided as old-fashioned. The play was derided by the critics.
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