Deride – meaning of the word and examples

To laugh at someone or something in a way that shows you think they are stupid or of no value. (Cambridge Dictionary)

To laugh at or insult contemptuously. (Merriam – Webster)

To subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule or criticism. (Merriam – Webster)

To laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock. (Dictionary.com)

If you deride someone or something, you say that they are stupid or have no value. (Collins Dictionary)

Express contempt for; ridicule. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

German parliament Twitter ban derided by the MPs

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42104713

Wolfgang Schäuble the generous German politician who had been derided many times. 

We deride them as immigrants why not call them people? 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/28/migrants-people-refugees-humanity

Don’t deride Derrida. (Jacques Derrida was turned down for an honorary degree at Cambridge University)

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2004/oct/15/highereducation.news

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