Ridicule meaning

rĭdĭ-kyo͝ol
To ridicule is to make fun of someone.

An example of to ridicule is to laugh at someone when they spill coffee on themselves.

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The act of using words, gestures, images, or other products of expression to evoke laughter or contemptuous feelings regarding a person or thing.

A remark that invited the ridicule of his classmates.

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To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
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To criticize or disapprove of someone or something through scornful jocularity; to make fun of.

His older sibling constantly ridiculed him with sarcastic remarks.

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Ridicule is defined as what is said to make others joke about or laugh at someone.

An example of ridicule is what a student feared when reading a poem.

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Derision; mocking or humiliating words or behaviour.
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The words or other products of expression used in this way.

Was subjected to a torrent of ridicule.

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To make the object of scornful laughter; make fun of; deride.
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An object of sport or laughter; a laughing stock.
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The quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
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(obsolete) Ridiculous.

This action [...] became so ridicule. "” Aubrey.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of ridicule

  • French from Latin rīdiculum joke from neuter of rīdiculus laughable ridiculous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ridiculus (“laughable, comical, amusing, absurd, ridiculous"), from ridere (“to laugh").

    From Wiktionary