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Noun: ridicule  'ri-du,kyool
  1. Language or behaviour intended to mock or humiliate
     
  2. The act of deriding or treating with contempt
    - derision
Verb: ridicule  'ri-du,kyool
  1. Subject to laughter or ridicule
    "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house";
    - roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun

Derived forms: ridiculed, ridiculing, ridicules

Type of: bemock, discourtesy, disrespect, mock, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], offensive activity

Encyclopedia: Ridicule