What does ridicule mean?

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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

    Etymology: From ridiculus, from ridere.

  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.

    Etymology: From ridiculus, from ridere.

  3. ridicule(Adjective)

    ridiculous

    This action became so ridicule. uE000116473uE001 Aubrey.

    Etymology: From ridiculus, from ridere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ridicule(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  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

    Etymology: [F.]

  3. Ridicule(noun)

    quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness

    Etymology: [F.]

  4. Ridicule(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F.]

  5. Ridicule(adj)

    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. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    Ridicule is the best test of truth.

  2. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ever make a more contemptible figure than when, in attempting satire, he shows that he does not understand that which he would make the subject of his ridicule.

  3. Robert Jeffress:

    When evangelicals tune into Fox News they know that their beliefs will be represented in a fair and balanced way for consideration, until Fox News came along, Christians could only expect the mainstream media to distort and ridicule their beliefs. Robert Jeffress is also a Fox News contributor( and a fellow Southern Baptist).

  4. William Blake:

    The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

  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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