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Definitionlaugh at or make fun of—while showing a lack of respect
- It seemed to be his wish and purpose to mask this expression with a smile, but the latter played him false, and flickered over his visage so derisively that the spectator could see his blackness all the better for it.Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (24% in)
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