Synonyms and Antonyms of deride

  1. to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter my brothers derided our efforts, but were forced to eat their words when we won first place Synonyms ridicule, gibe (or jibe), jeer, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, skewerRelated Words scoff (at), scorn, sneer (at); bad-mouth, belittle, decry, disparage, pooh-pooh (also pooh), put down; chaff, jive, josh, kid, quiz, rally, razz, rib, ride, tease, tweak, twit; bait, barrack [chiefly British], bug, catcall, harass, harry, hassle, heckle, needle, pester, rag, target, taunt, torment; ape, burlesque, caricature, imitate, lampoon, mimic, parody, parrot, pillory, satirize, take off (on), travestyNear Antonyms applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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