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deride

verb

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 of deride ridicule, gibe (or jibe), jeer, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, skewerWords Related to deride 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 of deride applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction

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to suppress quietly or indirectly

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