- 1to treat someone or something as ridiculous and not worth considering seriously synonym mock
- 2 His views were derided as old-fashioned. The play was derided by the critics.
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