Definition of 'deride'
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Those much derided experts have done rather a good job. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But economists and online critics derided the number as a political confection. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This comment was much derided at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some of those much derided national champions are making decent profits. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Many masterpieces have been considered horrid at some stage and bad art has often been derided as room decoration. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Often derided as mere populism, storytelling and suspense are rare and precious gifts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Numerous critics have derided the act as one-sided. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It risks being widely derided too, and by its own people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The British stiff upper lip is much derided now. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Much derided, but with an unenviable job. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Victorian critics derided its vulgarity. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Critics derided the plot locations. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are often derided as immoral fat cats, but it seems that investment bankers have discovered an ethical red line they will not cross. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Pop music, often dismissed and derided as lightweight, had changed the world. The Sun (2010) Critics have derided the idea, pointing out that 240,000 homes a year are required. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Had they told anyone of these omens, of course, they would have been widely derided. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Twitter, often derided as pointless, gave those people a voice their leaders tried in vain to suppress. The Sun (2009)The domestic season is likely to feature the sort of two-horse race for which Scottish football is so often derided. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So the fact that he headed the much derided London Underground must still carry with it a little sting of regret. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wisdom perfected this persona in a series of films in the 1950s and 1960s that were derided by critics but adored by the public. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The notion that bankers should have to swear an oath of ethical conduct, pledging to do no wrong, has been much derided. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Troops were given a pay rise this year of just 2.6 per cent - widely derided as nowhere near enough to stop a mass exodus. The Sun (2008)THE sight of a great ship on its side throws a whole new perspective on a topic that is often derided as deeply tedious: safety at work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'deride'
Used Occasionally. deride is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'deride'
British English: deride VERB
If you deride someone or something, you say that they are stupid or have no value.
Critics derided the move as too little, too late.
Definition of deride from the Collins English Dictionary
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