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English definition of “deride”


verb [T]     /dɪˈraɪd/ formal
to laugh at someone or something in a way that shows you think they are stupid or of no value: He derided my singing as pathetic. This building, once derided by critics, is now a major tourist attraction.Mocking and taunting
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