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1. ridicule

verb. ['ˈrɪdəˌkjuːl'] subject to laughter or ridicule.

Synonyms

  • lampoon
  • bemock
  • tease
  • roast
  • laugh at
  • rib
  • satirise
  • debunk
  • jest at
  • stultify
  • make fun
  • blackguard
  • mock
  • guy
  • satirize
  • expose

Antonyms

  • hide
  • close
  • underexpose
  • overexpose

Etymology

  • ridiculus (Latin)
  • rideo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Ridicule

  • agrifuel
  • minuscule
  • molecule
  • saccule
  • vestibule

How do you pronounce ridicule?

Pronounce ridicule as ˈrɪdəˌkjul.

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Sentences with ridicule


1. Noun, singular or mass
Body and hair odor can be cause for ridicule and embarrassment.

Quotes about ridicule


1. I don't really like using ridicule as a form of humor.
- Alison Jackson

2. First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
- Mahatma Gandhi

3. 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.
- William Blake

2. ridicule

noun. ['ˈrɪdəˌkjuːl'] language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate.

Synonyms

  • discourtesy

Antonyms

  • genuine
  • woman

Etymology

  • ridiculus (Latin)
  • rideo (Latin)

3. ridicule

noun. ['ˈrɪdəˌkjuːl'] the act of deriding or treating with contempt.

Synonyms

  • derision
  • offense
  • discourtesy
  • mock
  • offensive activity

Antonyms

  • snarl
  • entangle
  • raw
  • disprove

Etymology

  • ridiculus (Latin)
  • rideo (Latin)
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