- v treat or speak of with contempt
He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics
- He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics.
- When Mary failed at answering the history question correctly, her classmates derided her instead of giving her the answer.
- 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.
News & Articles
- Grapevine grumpiness
It seems that some people can only deride and complain. (See: “Grapevine democracy”)
June 12, 2013 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Dana Perino in Guardian Unlimited
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....
- Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
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...
- Winston Churchill in KCchiefs.com
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."