Deride meaning

dĭ-rīd
To harshly mock; ridicule.
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To deride is defined as to laugh at or make fun of someone or something.

An example of deride is pointing and laughing about someone with toilet paper on their shoe.

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To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.
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To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule.
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Origin of deride

  • Latin dērīdēre dē- de- rīdēre to laugh at

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French dérider, from Latin deridere (“to mock, laugh at”), from de- (“from, down from”) + ridere (“to laugh”).

    From Wiktionary