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deride

Synonyms and Antonyms of deride

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 of deride
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Phrases Synonymous with deride

cock a snook (at) also cock snooks (at) , make fun of, make sport of, poke fun at, rag on

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Synonym Discussion of deride

ridicule, deride, mock, taunt mean to make an object of laughter of. ridicule implies a deliberate often malicious belittling.
    • consistently ridiculed everything she said
deride suggests contemptuous and often bitter ridicule.
    • derided their efforts to start their own business
mock implies scorn often ironically expressed as by mimicry or sham deference.
    • youngsters began to mock the helpless wino
taunt suggests jeeringly provoking insult or challenge.
    • hometown fans taunted the visiting team


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