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deride
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Definition laugh at or make fun of—while showing a lack of respect
  • Critics derided her as unprofessional.
derided = laughed at or made fun of—while showing a lack of respect
  • She derided her student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics
  • derided = laughed at or made fun of
  • The famous "holy club" was formed by John's younger brother, Charles Wesley, and some fellow students, derisively called "Methodists" because of their methodical habits.
    John Wesley - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • they admire the clarity of his wit, the fine edge of insult and derision.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • derision = treatment of others (or possibly things) as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • Hermione laughed derisively.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • derisively = mockingly (treating as inferior while making fun of)
  • Putting all the derision he could into his voice, he jeered, "How did you like being shot?"
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • derision = disrespect — typically while laughing at or making fun of
  •   The singing words mocked him derisively.
      "How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world ..."
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • derisively = in a manner that showed no respect for his feelings or ideas
  • Piggy once more was the center of social derision...
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • derision = ridicule (made fun of and treated as inferior and unworthy of respect)
  • He storms and bullies and derides; but she stands up to him so ruthlessly that the Colonel has to ask her from time to time to be kinder to Higgins;
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • derides = treats as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • His smile faded, and he made a derisive laugh.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • derisive = contemptuous (treating as inferior and unworthy of respect)
  • Lindy's tone is derisive as she passes back copies of the Tuttle homecoming court ballot.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • derisive = contemptuous (treating others as inferior and unworthy of respect)
  • Under this derision Babbitt became more matter-of-fact.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • derision = disrespect — typically while laughing at or making fun of
  • That's such a trite expression,' said the analyst with a derisive laugh.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • derisive = disrespectful (treat as inferior and unworthy of respect)
  • My father snorted in derision.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • derision = treatment of others as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • smiling not in derision but in genuine amusement and kindness.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • derision = disrespect — typically while laughing at or making fun of
  • All those strangled heads and bulbous eyes and waddling fungus growths just shriek with derision!
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • derision = treatment of others as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • He laughed at that, a snorting laugh of derision.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • derision = treatment as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • There was a stirring in the crowd, a few hoots of derision, but Kennedy smiled.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • derision = treatment as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • the name is applied to bold criminals as a term of derision.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • derision = treatment as unworthy of respect
  • "—did I say they did?" said Cassy, with a smile of chilling derision.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
derision = treatment as inferior and unworthy of respect

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