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ridicules

noun
plural of ridicule

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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ridicules

verb
present tense third-person singular of ridicule

Synonyms & Antonyms of ridicules (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Ridicules.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ridicules. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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