Deride

Definition of Deride

De`ride´
v. t.1.To laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
[imp. & p. p. Derided; p. pr. & vb. n. Deriding.]
And the Pharisees, also, . . . derided him.
- Luke xvi. 14.
Sport that wrinkled Care derides.
And Laughter holding both his sides.
- Milton.

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