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He derides the marriage vow and even at times the sentiment of love itself; yet no one is more happily or wisely married.

Abramoff derides Senator John McCain as a “classic narcissist.”

He is clearly cynical about clean tech and derides the “fusion delusion” as the next bubble.

He derides the president for this and other “euphemisms” in a time of war.

Medicine may, perhaps, fulfil her promise of giving us a few more years, but habit derides her by making each year a scanty gift.

All this persiflage, in harmony with the polemics of the Gorgias, derides and degrades the Rhetors collectively.

It is the same cosmic Intelligence that derides the period during which the form shall remain in a state of activity in the world.

For one learns sooner, and more willingly remembers, that which a man derides, than that which he approves and venerates.

As a rule, the hired girl and the hired man are not good friends: he derides her, and she scorns him.


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On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to derides, such as: disdain, taunt, ridicule, scoff, scorn, and disparage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.