What does ridicule mean?

Definitions for ridicule
ˈrɪd ɪˌkyulridicule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridiculenoun

    language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate

  2. derision, ridiculeverb

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt

  3. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke funverb

    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. ridiculenoun

    derision; mocking or humiliating words or behaviour

    Etymology: From ridiculus, from ridere.

  2. ridiculeverb

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

    His older sibling constantly ridiculed him with sarcastic remarks.

    Etymology: From ridiculus, from ridere.

  3. ridiculeadjective

    ridiculous

    This action became so ridicule. uE000116473uE001 Aubrey.

    Etymology: From ridiculus, from ridere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ridiculenoun

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  2. Ridiculenoun

    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

    Etymology: [F.]

  3. Ridiculenoun

    quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness

    Etymology: [F.]

  4. Ridiculeverb

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  5. Ridiculeadjective

    ridiculous

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

Examples of ridicule in a Sentence

  1. The Trinidad-born rapper:

    It's hard to ridicule somebody for something that you continue to use in your music, every (hip-hop) artist is using the n-word in their music -- hit records with the n-word in it. You can't be upset when somebody says it. You can't. It's hard to differentiate when you can use it. If we don't want the word used and the word holds such a negative connotation, then we shouldn't use it at all, period.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Fools and fake are first to follow the rules & guidelines made by fraud in power to ridicule the ordinary people.

  3. Andy McKean:

    With the 2020 president election looming on the horizon, I feel as a Republican that I need to be able to support the standard bearer of our party. Unfortunately, that is not something I am able to do, he sets, in my opinion, a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children by personally insulting -- often in a crude and juvenile fashion -- those who disagree with him, being a bully at a time when we we are attempting to discourage bullying, his frequent disregard for the truth and his willingness to ridicule or marginalize people for their appearance, ethnicity or disability.

  4. Chris Barron:

    Whenever the left wants to lampoon someone on the right President Trump always play the gay card. This is exactly what they think of gay people - that our lives and our relationships are jokes. Something deserving of ridicule and scorn, most middle school children behave better than this.

  5. Donald Trump:

    It is not news or surprising to me that critics and the media have chosen to ridicule me for speaking out on this issue, and that's OK, i remain committed to tackling this topic because it will provide a better world for our children.

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