1. deride

verb. ['dɪˈraɪd'] treat or speak of with contempt.


  • catcall
  • mock


  • deridere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Deride

  • oversupplied
  • subdivide
  • nationwide
  • misapplied
  • europewide
  • worldwide
  • westside
  • stateside
  • mcbryde
  • mcbride
  • malahide
  • macbride
  • complied
  • coincide
  • alongside
  • untried
  • supplied
  • subside
  • retried
  • replied
  • provide
  • preside
  • pool-side
  • misguide
  • liquide
  • implied
  • decried
  • confide
  • astride
  • upside

How do you pronounce deride?

Pronounce deride as dɪˈraɪd.

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Sentences with deride

1. Verb, base form
It would be wrong, for example, to deride someone who chooses to attend church or temple services.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
She is humiliated by her classmates and her teachers, who deride her for worshiping Christ.

Quotes about deride

1. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
- Winston S. Churchill

2. People who pride themselves on their "complexity"and deride others for being "simplistic"should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.
- Thomas Sowell, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays