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deride
used in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

4 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • And it was fine to see that astonished multitude go down on their knees and beg their lives of the king they had just been deriding and insulting.
    Chapter 38 (88% in)
deriding = laughing at or making fun of—while showing a lack of respect
  • Surprise and astonishment flashed from face to face all over the house; the queen's gratified smile faded out at the name of Sir Kay, and she looked disappointed; and the page whispered in my ear with an accent and manner expressive of extravagant derision— "Sir Kay, forsooth!
    Chapter 3 (25% in)
  • I was far from expecting ever to belong to him, for the price asked for me from the time I was first enslaved was exorbitant, and always provoked either anger or derision, yet my master stuck stubbornly to it—twenty-two dollars.
    Chapter 36 (32% in)
  • They drowned me out with joyous derision.
    Chapter 38 (43% in)

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