toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

deride
used in Night

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • The veterans found in this a new source of derision.
    Five (63% in)
derision = disrespect and mockery

(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.)
There are no more uses of "deride" in Night.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®