What does ridicule mean?

Definitions for ridiculeˈrɪd ɪˌkyul

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridicule(noun)

    language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate

  2. derision, ridicule(verb)

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt

  3. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. ridicule(Noun)

    derision; mocking or humiliating words or behaviour

  2. ridicule(Verb)

    to criticize or disapprove of someone or something through scornful jocularity; to make fun of

    His older sibling constantly ridiculed him with sarcastic remarks.

  3. ridicule(Adjective)

    ridiculous

    This action became so ridicule. uE000116473uE001 Aubrey.

  4. Origin: From ridiculus, from ridere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ridicule(noun)

    an object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter

  2. Ridicule(noun)

    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. Ridicule(noun)

    quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness

  4. Ridicule(verb)

    to laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting

  5. Ridicule(adj)

    ridiculous

  6. Origin: [F.]

Freebase

  1. Ridicule

    Ridicule is a 1996 French film set in the 18th century at the decadent court of Versailles, where social status can rise and fall based on one's ability to mete out witty insults and avoid ridicule oneself. The story examines the social injustices of late 18th century France, in showing the corruption and callousness of the aristocrats.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ridicule

    rid′i-kūl, n. wit exposing one to laughter: derision: mockery.—v.t. to laugh at: to expose to merriment: to deride: to mock.—n. Rid′i cūler.—v.t. Ridic′ūlise.—n. Ridicūlos′ity.—adj. Ridic′ūlous, deserving or exciting ridicule: absurd: (obs.) outrageous.—adv. Ridic′ūlously.—n. Ridic′ūlousness. [L. ridiculusridēre, to laugh.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ridicule in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ridicule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    Ridicule is the best test of truth.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.

  3. Frederick Douglas:

    I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

  4. Brad Dacus:

    Singling out students for ridicule based on their moral or political beliefs is a Marxist tactic that should have no place in the United States of America.

  5. Patricia Gomez:

    I came because of all the ridicule he's heaped on Mexicans, and now it's our turn to make fun of him, this is a parody of what Mexicans think of Americans like Trump.

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