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deride
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • Tom withered him with derision!
    Chapter 14 (89% in)
derision = by treating him as though he were 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.)
  • The new boy took two broad coppers out of his pocket and held them out with derision.
    Chapter 1 (87% in)

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