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deride
used in Atonement

4 uses
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Definition
to criticize with strong disrespect — often
with humor
  • The girls sensed their immunity and their laughter grew louder, into cackles of hilarity and derision.
    Part 3 (21% in)
  • He made a derisive, snorting sound.
    Part 3 (31% in)
  • At least her sister was no longer derisive.
    Part 3 (65% in)
  • Her derision was even harder to confront than her anger.
    Part 3 (68% in)

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