HyperDic: ridicule

English > 3 senses of the word ridicule:
NOUNcommunicationridiculelanguage or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
actridicule, derisionthe act of deriding or treating with contempt / contempt
VERBcommunicationridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke funsubject to laughter or ridicule
ridicule > pronunciation
Soundsrih'dahkyuw.l
RhymesBlackpool ... Yule: 48 rhymes with uwl...
English > ridicule: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaninglanguage or behavior intended to mock or humiliate.
Broaderdisrespect, discourtesyAn expression / expression of lack of respect
Adjectivesridiculousbroadly or extravagantly humorous
Verbsridiculesubject to laughter or ridicule
English > ridicule: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of deriding or treating with contempt / contempt.
Synonymderision
NarrowermockThe act of mocking or ridiculing
Broaderdiscourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activityA lack of politeness
Spanishirrisión
Adjectivesridiculousinspiring scornful pity
Verbsridiculesubject to laughter or ridicule
English > ridicule: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningsubject to laughter or ridicule.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"
Synonymsroast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun
Narrowerdebunk, exposeexpose while ridiculing
satirize, satirise, lampoonridicule with satire
stultifyCause to appear foolish
teasemock or make fun of playfully
Broadermock, bemocktreat with contempt
Spanishburla, ridiculizar
Catalanridiculitzar
Nounsridiculethe act of deriding or treating with contempt / contempt
ridiculelanguage or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
ridiculera humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm

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