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Definition of "ridicule" []

  • Words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter at or feelings toward a person or thing: "I know that ridicule may be a shield, but it is not a weapon” ( Dorothy Parker). (noun)
  • To expose to ridicule; make fun of. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ridicule" in a sentence
  • "And all the ridicule is a stick for human spaceflight opponents to bash NASA over the head with."
  • "Angered by this, Mr Rushdie then decided to turn to what he described as "ridicule by the Twitterverse" about the row."
  • "To ignor the questions and concerns and resort to making fun of and ridicule is question for even more concern over the tactics of the current administration."