deride deride  /dɪ ˈraɪd/


  • (v) treat or speak of with contempt

Derived Word(s)


  1. He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics.
  2. When Mary failed at answering the history question correctly, her classmates derided her instead of giving her the answer.
  3. We love to deride and ridicule the Minister for his policies but we fail to remember that it is we who have voted him in.


  • Grapevine grumpiness

    It seems that some people can only deride and complain. (See: “Grapevine democracy”)
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram


  1. "There are some people who might try to deride this trip as a photo opportunity," Perino said. "We wholeheartedly disagree. This is an opportunity for the president to meet with his commander on the ground and his ambassador on the ground....
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Dana Perino Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "In Europe, the view that America is part of what has gone wrong in our world, rather than a force to help us make it right, has become all too common," Obama told the crowd. "In America, there are voices that deride and deny the importance...
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The truth is incontrovertible," Winston Churchill said long ago. "Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may destroy it, but there it is."
    on Mar 3, 2005 By: Winston Churchill Source:

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