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synonyms for derides

  • disdain
  • disparage
  • mock
  • ridicule
  • scoff
  • scorn
  • taunt
  • banter
  • chaff
  • contemn
  • detract
  • flout
  • gibe
  • jeer
  • jolly
  • kid
  • knock
  • pan
  • pooh-pooh
  • quiz
  • rag
  • rally
  • razz
  • rib
  • roast
  • slam
  • sneer
  • twit
  • dis
  • do a number on
  • dump on
  • laugh at
  • lout
  • put down
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antonyms for derides

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  • admire
  • approve
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • praise
  • respect
  • commend
  • revere
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How to use derides in a sentence

Medicine may, perhaps, fulfil her promise of giving us a few more years, but habit derides her by making each year a scanty gift.
CERES' RUNAWAYALICE MEYNELL
All this persiflage, in harmony with the polemics of the Gorgias, derides and degrades the Rhetors collectively.
PLATO AND THE OTHER COMPANIONS OF SOKRATES, 3RD ED. VOLUME III (OF 4)GEORGE GROTE
It is the same cosmic Intelligence that derides the period during which the form shall remain in a state of activity in the world.
REINCARNATIONTH. PASCAL
For one learns sooner, and more willingly remembers, that which a man derides, than that which he approves and venerates.
THE WORKS OF HORACEHORACE
As a rule, the hired girl and the hired man are not good friends: he derides her, and she scorns him.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 20, NO. 33, NOVEMBER 1877VARIOUS
Surely I have seen a god whose deathless knowledge derides the solemn gods, behind the curtain.
THE SEA AND THE JUNGLEH. M. TOMLINSON
Further, the religious philosophy of Modernism is bad, much worse than the scholasticism which it derides.
OUTSPOKEN ESSAYSWILLIAM RALPH INGE
I am only aware of one author who derides the statement that this porous clay was eaten by the Spanish women.
THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF OLDER SPAIN, VOLUME II (OF 3)LEONARD WILLIAMS
It gently derides the stagey incidents and emotional heroics of the old style of school story.
THE LIGHTER SIDE OF SCHOOL LIFEIAN HAY
In brief, it foolishly derides the universal, saying that it chooses to consider the particular as more important.
FROM A CORNISH WINDOWARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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