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Synonyms for deride

Synonyms for deride

to make fun or make fun of

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treat or speak of with contempt

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To be sure, I would tell him how kindly I had myself been used upon that dry land he was so much afraid of, and how well fed and carefully taught both by my friends and my parents: and if he had been recently hurt, he would weep bitterly and swear to run away; but if he was in his usual crackbrain humour, or (still more) if he had had a glass of spirits in the roundhouse, he would deride the notion.
It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.
A presidential decree said that anyone who creates or runs a website or uses the Internet to deride or damage the state or its institutions faces imprisonment.
He will tell delegates at the Wales TUC annual conference: "Contrary to the UK Government, we will not deride and demonise our public service workforce.
Protesters accuse Turkey of supporting terrorism, deride its leaders.
Mia's new English teacher doesn't like her writing style (a sly dig here at those who deride the importance of popular culture), and she thinks she's already failing geometry, after just a few days.
In architecture, the prize arguably goes to Herzog and de Meuron, whose recent exhibition (AR July 2005) drew an observer to publicly deride their 'incessant inventiveness'.
If only she didn't deride as pathological the delicious sensuality of mothering.
Perceiving Heck as a challenger to her leadership, Armstrong rarely missed an opportunity to deride Heck in her letters to the heads of the boards.
Reports from the site deride companies such as Alcoa, American Electric PouTer, ConocoPhillips, General Electric and Marathon Oil for lack of foresight on issues of climate change.
AS YOU MAY KNOW, we frequently denounce, deride, and disparage the comics that come in due to their shocking lack of quality.
The youth becomes a classical dancer and meets up with street kids who deride his style and talent.
There is a sweet irony in knowing that a black woman, Aida Walker, was teaching whites a dance form that blacks had created to deride whites.
While many people envy expensive homes and some designers may deride and dismiss their architectural merits, it should be remembered that money does not buy taste, restraint or refinement.