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Synonyms for ridicule
ˈrɪd ɪˌkyul

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derision, ridicule(noun)

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt

    Synonyms:
    armor, armour

  2. ridicule(noun)

    language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate

    Synonyms:
    ooze, transude, exudate, ooze out

  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"

    Synonyms:
    rosinweed, gum plant, gumweed, tarweed

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ridicule

    Banter is the touching upon some fault, weakness, or fancied secret of another in a way half to pique and half to please; badinage is delicate, refined banter. Raillery has more sharpness, but is usually good-humored and well meant. Irony, the saying one thing that the reverse may be understood, may be either mild or bitter. All the other words have a hostile intent. Ridicule makes a person or thing the subject of contemptuous merriment; derision seeks to make the object derided seem utterly despicable — to laugh it to scorn. Chaff is the coarse witticism of the streets, perhaps merry, oftener malicious; jeering is loud, rude ridicule, as of a hostile crowd or mob. Mockery is more studied, and may include mimicry and personal violence, as well as scornful speech. A satire is a formal composition; a sarcasm may be an impromptu sentence. The satire shows up follies to keep people from them; the sarcasm hits them because they are foolish, without inquiring whether it will do good or harm; the satire is plainly uttered; the sarcasm is covert.

    Synonyms:
    badinage, banter, chaff, derision, irony, jeering, mockery, raillery, sarcasm, satire

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ridicule(n)

    Synonyms:
    derision, banter, raillery, burlesque, caricature, mockery, irony, satire, sarcasm, jeer, sneer, cachinnation, disrespect

    Antonyms:
    veneration, respect, deference, salutation, honor, homage

  2. ridicule(v)

    Synonyms:
    lampoon, deride, mock at, laugh at, jeer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ridicule(n)

    Synonyms:
    mockery, gibe, jeer, burlesque, raillery, satire, sarcasm, irony

  2. ridicule(v)

    Synonyms:
    deride, satirize, scoff, rally, banter, burlesque, lampoon, mock, scout, jeer, taunt, twit

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  1. List of paraphrases for "ridicule":

    derision, ridiculous, mockery, laughingstock, laughable

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use 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. French President Francois Hollande:

    France is not the enemy of any people, religion or civilization but it has one adversary: Jihadist terrorism claims to follow a god only to ridicule the name and follows only the path of destruction.

  3. John Adams:

    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

  4. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    Ridicule is the best test of truth.

  5. Dan Gainor:

    I think creating a ridiculous comparison undermines the true horrifying nature of stalking and sexual harassment. The bureaucrats who did this aren’t helping women, i think the university needs to talk to its staff and tell them to stop being idiots. Their goal is to educate and help protect people. Not hold them up to ridicule.

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