ridicule [rid-i-kyool] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||make contemptuous fun of something or someone|
|Synonyms:||banter, caricature, cartoon, chaff, deflate, deride, expose, fleer, gibe, haze, humiliate, jape, jeer, jive, jolly, josh, kid, lampoon, laugh at, make a fool of, make a game of, make a laughing-stock, make fun of, mimic, mock, needle, pan, parody, poke fun at, pooh-pooh, pull one's leg, put down*, quiz, rag, rail at, rally, raz, rib, ride*, roast, run down, satirize, scoff, scorn, send up, show up, sneer, takeoff, taunt, travesty, twit, unmask|
|Category:||2. Discriminative Affections|
ridicule, derision; sardonic smile, sardonic grin; irrision; scoffing (disrespect); mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaffe, badinage; quizzing; asteism., squib, satire, skit, quip, quib, grin., parody, burlesque, travesty, travestie; farce (drama); caricature., buffoonery (fun); practical joke; horseplay.
ridicule, deride; snigger; laugh in one's sleeve; banter, rally, chaff, joke, twit, quiz, roast; haze [U.S.]; tehee; fleer; show up., play upon, play tricks upon; fool to the top of one's bent; laugh at, grin at, smile at; poke fun at., satirize, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty., turn into ridicule; make merry with; make fun of, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of; rally; scoff (disrespect)., raise a laugh (amuse); play the fool, make a fool of oneself.
derisory, derisive; mock; sarcastic, ironic, ironical, quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic; scurrilous (disrespectful).
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