derider


derider

verb (used with object), de·rid·ed, de·rid·ing.

  1. to laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.

verb

  1. (tr) to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at
v.

1520s, from Middle French derider, from Latin deridere “to ridicule, laugh to scorn” (see derision). Related: Derided; deriding.

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