language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
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"
derision; mocking or humiliating words or behaviour
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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Origin: From ridiculus, from ridere.
an object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter
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
quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness
to laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting
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
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. ridiculus—ridēre, to laugh.]
The numerical value of ridicule in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of ridicule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ridicule is the best test of truth.
Ridicule is a public confession of fear.
Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.
Ridicule has historically proven itself a rickety fence for great ideas.
Ridicule is generally made use of to laugh men out of virtue and good sense, by attacking everything praiseworthy in human life.
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- naeruvääristama, pilkamaEstonian
- ivata, [[tehdä]] [[naurunalainen, pilkataFinnish
- gúny, nevetségHungarian
- derisione, ridicolizzareItalian
- 嘲笑する, あざ笑うJapanese
- a batjocori, a ridiculizaRomanian
- насмехаться, высмеять, насмешка, высмеиватьRussian
- chế nhạo, giễu cợt, nhạo bángVietnamese
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