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ridicule

rid·i·cule

ridicule

 
 
pronunciation:
rI dih kyul
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: talk or actions that make unkind fun of someone or something.
Rabbit's long ears left him open to ridicule from the other animals.
synonyms:
scorn
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ridiculed, ridicules, ridiculing
definition: to make fun of or laugh at in an unkind way.
The bully ridiculed the new kid because of his eyeglasses.
synonyms:
mock, scorn, taunt
antonyms:
respect
similar words:
make fun of, poke fun at, put down, roast, sneer
derivation: ridiculer (n.)
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