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deride

Definition:

to treat or speak of with contempt

Class:

communication verb (telling, asking, ordering, singing, etc.)

Related to:

derision | derisive | derisory

Past tense:

derided

Present participle:

deriding

3rd-person singular present:

derides

Type of:

bemock » treat » interact » act

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

catcall

Usage example:

He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics

Etymology:

from Latin dērīdēre to laugh to scorn, from de- + rīdēre to laugh, smile
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

deride [transitive] | derider [noun, derived]

to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at (14 of 468 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deride

Wikipedia:

Pejorative | term of abuse | derogatory term

a word or grammatical form of expression, that connotes negativity and expresses contempt or distaste. A term can be regarded as pejorative in some social or cultural groups but not in others, e.g., hacker is a term used for computer criminals as well... (43 of 326 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pejorative

Merriam-Webster:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | ridicule [synonym, sense-specific] | gibe [synonym, sense-specific] | jeer [synonym, sense-specific] | laugh [synonym, sense-specific] | mock [synonym, sense-specific] | scout [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to laugh at contemptuously | to subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule (12 of 154 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deride

Oxford Dictionary:

deride | ridicule [synonym] | derider [derived]

express contempt for; ridicule (4 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deride

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deride [transitive, formal] | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

to criticize someone or something by suggesting that they are stupid, unimportant, or useless (14 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deride

Cambridge Dictionary:

deride [formal]

to laugh at someone or something in a way which shows you think they are stupid or of no value (20 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deride

American Heritage Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present] | derider [noun, related] | deridingly [adverb, related]

To speak of or treat with contemptuous mirth. (8 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deride

New World Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derider [noun, related] | deridingly [adverb, related]

to laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule (11 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deride

Random House Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle]

to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock. (12 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/deride

Wiktionary:

deride [transitive] | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present] | ridicule [synonym]

To harshly mock; ridicule. (4 of 9 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deride

Encarta Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

to show contempt for somebody or something (7 of 49 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603925​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

deride [transitive]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin dērīdēre to laugh to scorn, from de- + rīdēre to laugh, smile

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deride

Wiktionary:

deride [transitive] | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin deridere ("to mock, laugh at"), from de- ("from, down from") + ridere ("to laugh").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deride

Online Etymology:

deride

First use: 1520s

Origin: Middle French derider, from Latin deridere "to ridicule, laugh to scorn".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=deride

New World Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle]

Origin: Latin deridere from de-, pejorative + ridere, to laugh: see "ridicule"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deride

Merriam-Webster:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle]

First use: about 1526

Origin: Latin deridēre, from de- + ridēre to laugh

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deride

American Heritage Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deride

Oxford Dictionary:

deride

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: Latin deridere "scoff at"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deride

Encarta Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Latin deridere "laugh down" from ridere "laugh"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603925​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

deride [transitive]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deride"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deride

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deride [transitive, formal] | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deride"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deride

Macmillan American Dictionary:

deride [transitive, formal] | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deride"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/deride

Cambridge Dictionary:

deride [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "deride"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "deride"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deride

the Free Dictionary:

deride

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "deride"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "deride"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "deride" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/deride

Google Dictionary:

deride | derided [past tense] | deriding [present participle] | derides [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "deride"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=deride

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

deride

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deride"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=deride​01 word=deride

YourDictionary Audio:

deride

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deride" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deride

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