subject/object of ridicule

noun phrase

: someone who is made fun of in a cruel or harsh way
He was a subject/object of ridicule to his coworkers.

Examples of subject/object of ridicule in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One novel might even appear in another as an object of ridicule. Maya Binyam, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 Not surprisingly, Putin’s intent to stay in power has become the subject of ridicule by Russia’s opposition. Nathan Hodge, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 The event swiftly became the subject of ridicule on social media after posts seized upon the differences between the images used in ads and photos of the event. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 In recent years, Yudkowsky has become a subject of ridicule to many tech movers and shakers. Robert Evans, Rolling Stone, 27 Jan. 2024 Expelling George Santos was a mistake The grand farewell to Santos also felt like an indication of how much the writers are going to miss having him as an object of ridicule, in part because ridiculing him was so simple. Esther Zuckerman, The Atlantic, 3 Dec. 2023 Once hyped to the skies, Kohoutek now became an international object of ridicule. Greg Daugherty, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Dec. 2023 To make Trump an object of ridicule then was edgy; to satirize him now is both obvious and not enough. Carolyn Kellogg, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Dec. 2022 Whip Inflation Now) buttons became an object of ridicule in a year in which inflation was still pushing 6 percent. Jonathan Weisman, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2022

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“Subject/object of ridicule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subject%2Fobject%20of%20ridicule. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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