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Express contempt for; ridicule.‘the decision was derided by environmentalists’
ridicule, mock, jeer at, scoff at, jibe at, make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, hold up to ridicule, pilloryView synonyms
- ‘Do you get tired of being derided and dismissed by many mainstream environmental leaders?’
- ‘Critics have derided the event as perpetuating a ‘tartan and shortbread’ image.’
- ‘Will the inane chatter so derided by blogging critics start to dry up?’
- ‘So I didn't ridicule or deride contributions, and published most emails critical of me, my style, and my substance.’
- ‘For centuries women like me have been derided, scorned and ostracised.’
- ‘It is certainly not a quality that should be derided or dismissed as trite - it can be studied, and it can be learned.’
- ‘These questions are not meant to mock or deride anyone's beliefs.’
- ‘Some critics have derided his work as dumbed-down and self-aggrandising.’
- ‘Four years ago, they were derided for raising proposals to decriminalise cannabis.’
- ‘It has been derided by some critics as straying too far from historical fact in order to show a well-polished fiction.’
- ‘The other parties have derided the proposal as a plan for a ‘fantasy island’.’
- ‘The worst thing you could do would be to laugh at him or deride him.’
- ‘How can I recommend a film that is not only ridiculed by most fans, but also derided by most of the stars of the film?’
- ‘Long derided by critics, he has fought artistic battles before.’
- ‘Critics deride him as a publicity hound and his combative character has alienated fellow lawyers in previous class actions.’
- ‘Wall Street has derided the decision to merge, giving the boards of both companies a sharp surprise.’
- ‘He would mock and deride them relentlessly, not stopping until they cried.’
- ‘The painter proved once again yesterday that, while critics might deride it, the public can't get enough of his work.’
- ‘Many food trends have come and gone since she became famous, and she remained unmoved, deriding the anti-butterfat lobby and other bores.’
- ‘Scotland's newest soap opera has had a shaky start, derided by the critics for its wooden scripts and dull characters.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin deridere ‘scoff at’.
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