Definition for DE-RIDE'

DE-RIDE', v.t. [L. derideo; de and rideo, to laugh; It. deridere. In Fr. derider is to unwrinkle, from ride, a wrinkle. Probably the primary sense of L. rideo is to wrinkle, to grin.]

To laugh at in contempt; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to treat with scorn by laughter. The Pharisees also … derided him. – Luke xvi.­ Some, who adore Newton for his fluxions, deride him for his religion. – Berkeley.

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