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deride (verb), derides; derided; deriding
1. To write or to talk about another person, or something, in a very critical or insulting way: Politicians often attempt to win votes by deriding their opponents.
2. To say that someone or something is of no value or is ridiculous: A newspaper critic derided David's book as dull and worthless.
Slanderous remarks made about someone or something.
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To laugh at someone with contempt.
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To ridicule or to make fun of.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “deride
To make fun of or to laugh at someone or something with contempt or in an insulting way. (3)