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deride
used in Pride and Prejudice

2 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • [the world's] derision for disappointed hopes
    Chapter 34 (53% in)
derision = critical disrespect — typically while laughing at or making fun of

(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.)
  • She looked at his two sisters, and saw them making signs of derision at each other, and at Darcy, who continued, however, imperturbably grave.
    Chapter 18 (79% in)

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