(1) He would mock and deride them relentlessly, not stopping until they cried.(2) The painter proved once again yesterday that, while critics might deride it, the public can't get enough of his work.(3) So I didn't ridicule or deride contributions, and published most emails critical of me, my style, and my substance.(4) The worst thing you could do would be to laugh at him or deride him.(5) These questions are not meant to mock or deride anyone's beliefs.(6) Critics deride him as a publicity hound and his combative character has alienated fellow lawyers in previous class actions.(7) Will the inane chatter so derided by blogging critics start to dry up?(8) Do you get tired of being derided and dismissed by many mainstream environmental leaders?(9) Some critics have derided his work as dumbed-down and self-aggrandising.(10) How can I recommend a film that is not only ridiculed by most fans, but also derided by most of the stars of the film?(11) Long derided by critics, he has fought artistic battles before.(12) The other parties have derided the proposal as a plan for a ‘fantasy island’.(13) His nationalism was as expansive as his cosmopolitanism, and he railed in equal measure against the narrowness of native deriders of Scotland and the shallowness of Anglophobia.(14) Scotland's newest soap opera has had a shaky start, derided by the critics for its wooden scripts and dull characters.(15) It is certainly not a quality that should be derided or dismissed as trite - it can be studied, and it can be learned.(16) Four years ago, they were derided for raising proposals to decriminalise cannabis.