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Definitions of ridicule

  1. the act of deriding or treating with contempt Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Ridiculous. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Wit exposing one to laughter: derision: mockery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To laugh at: to expose to merriment: to deride: to mock. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Derisive merriment; mockery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To mock; sneer at; jeer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To make fun of; deride. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Contemptuous merriment; derision. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  22. 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. dictgcide_fs
  23. rid'i-k[=u]l, n. wit exposing one to laughter: derision: mockery.--v.t. to laugh at: to expose to merriment: to deride: to mock.--n. RID'I C[=U]LER.--v.t. RIDIC'[=U]LISE.--n. RIDIC[=U]LOS'ITY.--adj. RIDIC'[=U]LOUS, deserving or exciting ridicule: absurd: (obs.) outrageous.--adv. RIDIC'[=U]LOUSLY.--n. RIDIC'[=U]LOUSNESS. [L. ridiculus--rid[=e]re, to laugh.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Ridiculous thing, ridiculousness, (archaic); holding or being held up as laughing-stock, derision, mockery; (vb) make fun of, subject to r., laugh at. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [Latin] The expression of laughter mingled with contempt; - contemptuous laughter; derision; - wit which provokes laughter; raillery; banter; - that species of writing which excites contempt with laughter; mickery; irony; gibe; jeer; sneer. Cabinet Dictionary

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