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used in The Age of Innocence

4 uses
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to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • his wife's efforts to represent him as a man of forceful character and marked intellectual ability (if he had only "chosen") had been met with a derisive chuckle.
    Chapter 28 (45% in)
derisive = treatment as inferior and unworthy of respect
  • Old-fashioned New York dined at seven, and the habit of after-dinner calls, though derided in Archer's set, still generally prevailed.
    Chapter 12 (0% in)
  • Archer said derisively.
    Chapter 15 (52% in)
  • Archer echoed with a touch of derision.
    Chapter 33 (21% in)

There are no more uses of "deride" in The Age of Innocence.

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