(comparative more ridiculing, superlative most ridiculing)
- In a manner intended to ridicule.
- Present participle of ridicule.
Variant of ridicule
- the act of making someone or something the object of scornful laughter by joking, mocking, etc.; derision
- words or actions intended to produce such laughter
- an absurdity
Origin of ridiculeFrench ; from Classical Latin ridiculum, a jest, laughable (thing), neuter of ridiculus, laughable, comical ; from ridere, to laugh ; from Indo-European an unverified form wrizd-, to avert the face (from source Sanskrit vrīda, embarrassment) ; from base an unverified form wer-, to turn