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deride
used in A Midsummer Night's Dream

4 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • To conjure tears up in a poor maid's eyes with your derision!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (34% in)
derision = treatment as inferior and 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.)
  • Scorn and derision never come in tears.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (26% in)
  • Have you conspir'd, have you with these contriv'd, To bait me with this foul derision?
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (42% in)
  • When they next wake, all this derision Shall seem a dream and fruitless vision; And back to Athens shall the lovers wend With league whose date till death shall never end.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (80% in)

There are no more uses of "deride" in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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