Deride Definition

dĭ-rīd
derided, derides, deriding
verb
To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule.
Webster's New World

Origin of Deride

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin dērīdēre dē- de- rīdēre to laugh at

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

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