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Ridicule (IPA: /ˈɹɪdəkˌjuɫ/)


Ridicule (n.)

An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter.

Ridicule (n.)

Remarks concerning a subject or a person designed to excite laughter with a degree of contempt; wit of that species which provokes contemptuous laughter; disparagement by making a person an object of laughter; banter; -- a term lighter than derision.

Ridicule (n.)

Quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.

Ridicule (v. t.)

To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting.

Ridicule (a.)

Ridiculous.

Ridicule

1996 film by Patrice Leconte

Ridicule

Episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Ridicule Synonyms

Derision

Ridicule Synonyms

Make Fun, Blackguard, Roast, Laugh At, Rib, Jest At, Guy, Poke Fun

Translations

Ridicule in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Aristophanes turns Socrates into ridicule as making the worse appear the better reason." - Reason

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas." - Ridicule

Example Sentence (Quote)

"En géneral, le ridicule touche au sublime." - Ridicule

Example Sentence (Quote)

" How comes it to pass, then, that we appear such cowards in reasoning, and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule?" - Ridicule

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I distrust those sentiments that are too far removed from nature, and whose sublimity is blended with ridicule; which two are as near one another as extreme wisdom and folly." - Ridicule


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