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Definition of deride verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deride