• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Derider One who derides, or laughs at, another in contempt; a mocker; a scoffer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n derider One who derides; a mocker; a scoffer.
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  • Winston Churchill
    “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”


In literature:

A clear, high atmosphere that outlined everything on the Canadian shore as if it half derided its proud neighbor's jubilee.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Everybody who had been deriding Sharll Renner were now acclaiming him.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
All that had hitherto been regarded as sacred was now derided.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The discomfited youths, more and more angry every day, used to meet at the Meyers' and deride one another at the failure of their endeavours.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
Wherein Duplay was derided his niece made very plain to him; wherein his words had any effect was studiously concealed.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
I'm accustomed to being teased, and don't care one little bit how much they deride me!
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
Who dares another's ills deride, Had best against his own provide.
"Aesop, in Rhyme" by Marmaduke Park
Both Plutarch and Galen deride them.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
God plagud mee for deriding such a graue fatherly aduertiser.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
It is the same cosmic Intelligence that derides the period during which the form shall remain in a state of activity in the world.
"Reincarnation" by Th. Pascal

In poetry:

The Lord, that sits above the skies,
Derides their rage below;
He speaks with vengeance in his eyes,
And strikes their spirits through.
"Psalm 2" by Isaac Watts
I through the years had sought to hide
My darkening doubts from simple sight.
'Tis sacrilegious to deride
Faith of unquestioning neophyte.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Satan their vain attempts derides,
Whether they talk, or pray, or preach;
Long as the love of sin abides,
His pow'r is safe beyond their reach.
"The Exorcists" by John Newton
We sing the praise of Him who died,
Of Him who died upon the cross,
The sinner's Hope —- let men deride;
For this we count the world but loss.
"We sing the praise of Him who died," by Thomas Kelly
Stern JOHNNY their agony loud derides
With a very triumphant sneer -
They weep and they wail from the opposite sides
(And I shed a silent tear).
"Emily, John, James, and I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"Peace, Plutus, peace!"—the boy replied;
"Were not my arts by yours infested,
I could each other power deride,
And rule this circle unmolested.
"Cupid and Plutus" by William Shenstone

In news:

In Jerusalem, Carter Derides Netanyahu and Obama.
Critics are openly deriding commissioners at every county meeting.
Perhaps they are afraid they will be derided as "militarists" for standing up for a strong defense.
Twitter, like most social media networks, is frequently derided by outsiders as being a pointless forum for people to overshare the meaningless trivia of their lives.
Derided for melodrama and outlandish plots, daytime soap operas have dwindled.
Vedder derided much academic research as "obscure" and "trivial," noting there have been 21,000 scholarly articles on Shakespeare since 1980.
The US Supreme Court today ruled to uphold the entire health-care law -- including the much-derided individual mandate.
It's time to stop deriding Americans who refuse to vote.
BERKELEY, Calif (AP) — Berkeley on Tuesday became what is thought to be the nation's first city to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals , a sexual minority that often complains of being derided as sexually confused fence-sitters.
Two videos have been posted on YouTube deriding legislators for their role in the debate over a piece of pro-union legislation.
Not surprisingly, he applauds leftist pundits and tries to deride conservative ones–including yours truly.
From 'treasonous' to 'banana republic,' Republicans continue to deride the Federal Reserve.
Oklahoma City’s own Hinder is viciously derided even by butt-rock standards, catching just as much flak as Nickelback and Buckcherry, if not more.
A representative for Scientologist Tom Cruise on Tuesday derided an article that contends the Church of Scientology embarked on a secret project to find the actor a girlfriend following his 2001 divorce from actress Nicole Kidman.
'Monopoly,' one of several new critical videos, derides Saudi Arabia's lack of housing as a groom-to-be shows viewers the van where he envisions living with his new wife.