n.1.An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter.
To the people . . . but a trifle, to the king but a ridicule.
- Foxe.
2.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.
3.Quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
To see the ridicule of this practice.
- Addison.
v. t.1.To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting.
[imp. & p. p. Ridiculed ;p. pr. & vb. n. Ridiculing.]
I 've known the young, who ridiculed his rage.
- Goldsmith.
This action . . . became so ridicule.
- Aubrey.
Noun1.Ridiculeridicule - language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
2.ridicule - the act of deriding or treating with contempt
Synonyms: derision
Verb1.ridicule - 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"
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