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deride
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
laugh at or make fun of—while showing a lack of respect
  • And therefore the idea of the service of humanity, of brotherly love and the solidarity of mankind, is more and more dying out in the world, and indeed this idea is sometimes treated with derision.
    Book 6 -- The Russian Monk (75% in)
derision = treatment as though it is unworthy of respect
  • The boys looked at one another as though derisively.
    Book 4 -- Lacerations (31% in)
  • Yes, there is that romantic strain in you, that was so derided by Byelinsky.
    Book 11 -- Ivan (91% in)
  • Fetyukovitch succeeded in casting a slur on all of them, and dismissing them with a certain derision.
    Book 12 -- A Judicial Error (15% in)

There are no more uses of "deride" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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