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English definition of “deride”

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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