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


She said this with such refined irony that her husband did not detect that she was deriding him.

She broke into a laugh—one of her low, short, deriding laughs.

She was glamorous with the material elegance that always ended by deriding him.

Everybody who had been deriding Sharll Renner were now acclaiming him.

For an instant he imagined her deriding him and revenging herself.

Sometimes they would tell me in a deriding manner that I was taken up in raptures.

His intelligence was deriding the flesh and blood of him, the beast, the fool.

A crash of laughter, more discordant and deriding than any I had yet heard, invaded my ears.

The crowd surged by me and carried me along, deriding my entreaties to be heard.

The problem will never be solved by minimizing or deriding or misunderstanding it.