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1‘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, pillory
disdain, disparage, denigrate, pooh-pooh, dismiss, slight, detract from
sneer at, scorn, heap scorn on, pour scorn on, taunt, insult, torment
treat with contempt, vilify
informal knock, take the mickey out of
Australian NZ informal poke mullock at
vulgar slang take the piss out of
archaic contemn, flout at
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