toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

deride
used in The House of Mirth

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition laugh at or make fun of—while showing a lack of respect
  • She met Selden's sound of protest with a sharp derisive glance.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 (54% in)
derisive = treating as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • He had so completely ceased to consider how far this might carry him, that he had a distinct sense of disappointment when she turned on him a face sparkling with derision.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 (84% in)
  • The names rang derisively through her brain.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 (44% in)
  • Mrs. Fisher said to Selden with a laugh; and Stepney spluttered, amid the general derision: "But she's a cousin, hang it, and when a man's married—TOWN TALK was full of her this morning."
    1.14 -- Book 1 Chapter 14 (46% in)
  • The words, flashing back on Gerty's last hours, struck from her a faint derisive murmur; but Lily, in the blaze of her own misery, was blinded to everything outside it.
    1.14 -- Book 1 Chapter 14 (82% in)
  • She paused, and again sounded a faint note of derision.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • Her sense of irony never quite deserted her, and she could still note, with self-directed derision, the abnormal value suddenly acquired by the most tiresome and insignificant details of her former life.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 (11% in)

There are no more uses of "deride" in The House of Mirth.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®