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ridicule

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ridicule

  1. the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing one's scorn for someone or something the early efforts by the suffragists to obtain voting rights for women were met with ridicule Synonyms derision, mockery, sport Related Words contempt, disdain, scorn; belittlement, deprecation, disparagement; catcall, insult, put-down; laughter, snickering; burlesque, caricature, mimicry, pasquinade, satire Near Antonyms applause, approval, commendation, praise


ridicule

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ridicule

  1. to make (someone or something) the object of unkind laughter the term “big bang theory” was originally coined to ridicule the belief that the universe was created by a giant explosion Synonyms deride, gibe (or jibe), jeer, laugh (at), mock, scout, shoot down, skewer Related Words scoff (at), scorn, sneer (at); bad-mouth, belittle, decry, disparage, pooh-pooh (also pooh), put down; chaff, jive, josh, kid, quiz, rally, razz, rib, ride, tease, tweak, twit; bait, barrack [chiefly British], bug, catcall, harass, harry, hassle, heckle, needle, pester, rag, target, taunt, torment; ape, burlesque, caricature, imitate, lampoon, mimic, parody, parrot, pillory, satirize, take off (on), travesty Phrases cock a snook (at) also cock snooks (at), make fun of, make sport of, poke fun at, rag on Near Antonyms applaud, approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), sanction


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