To ridicule is to make fun of someone.(verb)
An example of to ridicule is to laugh at someone when they spill coffee on themselves.
Ridicule is defined as what is said to make others joke about or laugh at someone.(noun)
An example of ridicule is what a student feared when reading a poem.
See ridicule in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L ridiculum, a jest, laughable (thing), neut. of ridiculus, laughable, comical < ridere, to laugh < IE *wrizd-, to avert the face (> Sans vrīda, embarrassment) < base *wer-, to turn
See ridicule in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Latin rīdiculum, joke
Origin: , from neuter of rīdiculus, laughable; see ridiculous.
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