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ridicule

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the making of unkind jokes as a way of showing one's scorn for someone or something
  • Though initially an object of ridicule, the theory turned out to be correct.
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ridicule

Synonyms and Antonyms of ridicule

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.
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make fun of, make sport of, poke fun at, rag on

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Synonym Discussion of ridicule

ridicule, deride, mock, taunt mean to make an object of laughter of. ridicule implies a deliberate often malicious belittling.
    • consistently ridiculed everything she said
deride suggests contemptuous and often bitter ridicule.
    • derided their efforts to start their own business
mock implies scorn often ironically expressed as by mimicry or sham deference.
    • youngsters began to mock the helpless wino
taunt suggests jeeringly provoking insult or challenge.
    • hometown fans taunted the visiting team


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