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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:

    derision, ridiculous, mockery, laughingstock, laughable

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How to use ridicule in a sentence?

  1. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ever make a more contemptible figure than when, in attempting satire, he shows that he does not understand that which he would make the subject of his ridicule.

  2. Unknown:

    Do not be so quick to judge or label, for one day the objects of ridicule may become what they are ever so used to being seen as. And when this happens it is too late, another soul has fallen to the cruel persecution of todays society and become what they are seen as instead of who they really are. A person, just like everyone else.

  3. Deanne Carson:

    I gave an interview the other day about teaching consent to young children, sadly, some people have chosen to ridicule me( oh no ! Pink hair ! Must be a lesbian !) and the notion of giving infants bodily autonomy( poo in nappies har har amiright ?!).

  4. 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.

  5. Charles Simmons:

    Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools.


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