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criticize, deprecate, disparage, admonish, scorn, disapprove, denigrate, censure, condemn, chastise, discredit, reproach, renounce, castigate, defile, denounce, chide, blame, chasten, defame, vilify, upbraid.
The priest may provoke our suspicion- the moralist may fail to work in us any practical conviction; but the lessons of history are not such as vanish in the fumes of unprofitable speculation, or which it is possible for us to mistrust, or to deride.
To continue any business relations with the Bank of the United States that may be avoided without a violation of the national faith after that institution has set at open defiance the conceded right of the Government to examine its affairs, after it has done all in its power to deride the public authority in other respects and to bring it into disrepute at home and abroad, after it has attempted to defeat the clearly expressed will of the people by turning against them the immense power intrusted to its hands and by involving a country otherwise peaceful, flourishing, and happy, in dissension, embarrassment, and distress, would make the nation itself a party to the degradation so sedulously prepared for its public agents and do much to destroy the confidence of man- kind in popular governments and to bring into contempt their authority and efficiency. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
derive, Derided, derides, derived, derrida, derived function, Jacques Derrida.