What does the word deride mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Derider.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Deridingly.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To treat with scornful mirth; ridicule.

Usage examples for deride

  1. Almost had he uttered the vow, when, tugging hard at his heart, came the vision of Esclairmonde's loveliness, and he felt it beyond his strength to resign her voluntarily; besides, how Madame of Hainault and Monseigneur de Therouenne would deride his uncertainties; and how intolerable it would be to leave Esclairmonde to fall into the hands of Boemond of Burgundy. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge