Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
rid[GREEK]reto laugh. See
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, . . .
Luke xvi. 14.
Syn. – To mock; laugh at; ridicule; insult; taunt; jeer; banter; rally.
Taunt. A man may ridicule without any unkindness of feeling; his object may be to correct;
as, to. He who derides is actuated by a severe a contemptuous spirit;
ridiculethe follies of the age
as, to. To mock is stronger, and denotes open and scornful derision;
derideone for his religious principles
as, to. To taunt is to reproach with the keenest insult;
as, to. 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.
tauntone for his misfortunes
Webster 1828 Edition
The Pharisees also-derided him. Luke 16.
Some, who adore Newton for his fluxions, deride him for his religion.