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deride
used in Notes from the Underground

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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • To escape from their derision I purposely began to make all the progress I could with my studies and forced my way to the very top.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (71% in)
  • Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German—a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms—a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (26% in)

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