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Synonyms for ridicule
ˈrɪd ɪˌkyul

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridicule(noun)

    language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate

    Synonyms:
    derision

  2. derision, ridicule(verb)

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt

    Synonyms:
    derision

  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:
    clapperclaw, blackguard, laugh at, make fun, rib, guy, roast, jest at, shout, poke fun, abuse

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ridicule(n.)

    Synonyms:
    derision, mockery, raillery, satire, sarcasm, gibe, jeer, sneer, banter

  2. ridicule(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deride (sportively), mock, scout, satirize, lampoon, jeer, taunt, rally, banter, chaff, laugh at, scoff at, treat with ridicule, hold up to ridicule, make game of, make a fool of, point the finger at, make fun of, make merry with, make a butt of, POKE FUN AT

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ridicule":

    derision, ridiculous, mockery, laughingstock, laughable

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How to use ridicule in a sentence?

  1. RJ Intindola:

    I’ve created a new morality. Not one based on societal values and mores but instead on my own conscience. We should not let others determine our moral values nor accept their ridicule. Full stop.

  2. 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.

  3. The Trinidad-born rapper:

    It's a rock and a hard place. I can't be as upset at that lady. I'm upset at the fraternity because what they're saying is a chant that's just completely disrespectful to the black race. As far as that lady goes -- man, that's an old lady, man. Let that lady be. it's hard to ridicule somebody for something that you continue to use in your music.

  4. Patricia Gomez:

    I came because of all the ridicule he's heaped on Mexicans, and now it's our turn to make fun of him, this is a parody of what Mexicans think of Americans like Trump.

  5. Chris Barron:

    Whenever the left wants to lampoon someone on the right President Trump always play the gay card. This is exactly what they think of gay people - that our lives and our relationships are jokes. Something deserving of ridicule and scorn, most middle school children behave better than this.


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