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Definitions of ridicule

  1. To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To treat or adress with mockery; make fun of, laugh at with contempt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To laugh at: to expose to merriment: to deride: to mock. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To mock; sneer at; jeer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To make fun of; deride. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To treat with ridicule; to deride; to expose to contempt or derision. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To treat with contemptuous merriment; to mock; to deride; to sneer at. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Remarks concerning a subject or a person designed to excite laughter with a degree of contempt; wit of that species which provokes contemptuous laughter; disparagement by making a person an object of laughter; banter; - a term lighter than derision. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Words, looks, or acts intended to cause contemptuous laughter; sarcasm; mockery; satire. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Derisive merriment; mockery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Contemptuous merriment; derision. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Contemptuous laughter, or that which provokes it; that species of writing which excites contempt with laughter. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Remarks designed to excite laughter, with some degree of contempt; mockery; satirical remarks. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Ridiculous. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for ridicule

  1. I know that you ridicule the idea of their consulting their personal safety. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Ridicule is the fear of opinion in small things. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
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