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Definition 1: the act of deriding or treating with contempt - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ridicule in the sense of this definition

(ridicule is a kind of ...) a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

(... is a kind of ridicule ) the act of mocking or ridiculing

"they made a mock of him"

Definition 2: language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate - [noun denoting communication]

(ridicule is a kind of ...) an expression of lack of respect

Definition 3: subject to laughter or ridicule - [verb of communication]

Samples where ridicule or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for ridicule in the sense of this definition

(ridicule is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of ridicule ) mock or make fun of playfully

"the flirting man teased the young woman"

(... is a kind of ridicule ) ridicule with satire

"The writer satirized the politician's proposal"

(... is a kind of ridicule ) expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

"The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"

(... is a kind of ridicule ) cause to appear foolish

"He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"

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