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deride
used in Main Street

2 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • She could not go on enduring the hidden derision.
    Chapter 9 (1% 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.)
  • Juanita Haydock broke in with a derisive, "Oh rats, Raymie!
    Chapter 18 (15% in)

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