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deride
used in Arrowsmith

3 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • The county derided him.
    Chapter 18 (27% in)
derided = laughed at or made fun of—while showing a lack of respect
  • All the way to Ward D he was furious at her veiled derision.
    Chapter 6 (18% in)
  • He saw to it that the lovers should not have a chance for a good-night kiss; and until Mr. Tozer called down the hall, at seven minutes after ten, "You going to stay up and chew the rag the whole blessed night, Bert?" he made himself agreeable by sitting on Martin's bed, looking derisively at his shabby baggage, and demanding the details of his parentage, religion, politics, and attitude toward the horrors of card-playing and dancing.
    Chapter 9 (81% in)

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