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deride
used in Great Expectations

3 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • After receiving the charge with every mark of derision, the pupils...
    Chapter 10 (7% in)
derision = treatment as unworthy of respect

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • This occasioned its terrors to be received derisively.
    Chapter 31 (13% in)
  • "Did you observe, gentlemen," said Mr. Waldengarver, "that there was a man in the gallery who endeavored to cast derision on the service,—I mean, the representation?"
    Chapter 31 (85% in)

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