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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deride  \De*ride"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Derided};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deriding}.]  [L.  deridere,  derisum  de-  +  rid?re  to  laugh. 
  See  {Ridicule}.] 
  To  laugh  at  with  contempt;  to  laugh  to  scorn;  to  turn  to 
  ridicule  or  make  sport  of  to  mock;  to  scoff  at 
 
  And  the  Pharisees,  also  .  .  .  derided  him  --Luke  xvi. 
  14. 
 
  Sport  that  wrinkled  Care  derides.  And  Laughter  holding 
  both  his  sides.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  mock;  laugh  at  ridicule;  insult;  taunt;  jeer; 
  banter;  rally. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Deride},  {Ridicule},  {Mock},  {Taunt}.  A  man  may 
  ridicule  without  any  unkindness  of  feeling;  his  object 
  may  be  to  correct;  as  to  ridicule  the  follies  of  the 
  age.  He  who  derides  is  actuated  by  a  severe  a 
  contemptuous  spirit;  as  to  deride  one  for  his 
  religious  principles.  To  mock  is  stronger,  and  denotes 
  open  and  scornful  derision;  as  to  mock  at  sin.  To 
  taunt  is  to  reproach  with  the  keenest  insult;  as  to 
  taunt  one  for  his  misfortunes.  Ridicule  consists  more 
  in  words  than  in  actions;  derision  and  mockery  evince 
  themselves  in  actions  as  well  as  words  taunts  are 
  always  expressed  in  words  of  extreme  bitterness. 




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