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Definitionmock (make fun of); or the language or behavior that does so
- And now it was too late—there he was, and got up, too, in a dress coat and white tie, and Nastasia in the very humour to heap ridicule on him and his family circle; of this last fact, he felt quite persuaded.1.9 -- Part 1 Chapter 9 (48% in)
- Evgenie Pavlovitch turns everything and everybody he can lay hold of to ridicule.3.1 -- Part 3 Chapter 1 (69% in)
- And if I dared to turn your beautiful, admirable simplicity to ridicule, forgive me as you would a little child its mischief.4.5 -- Part 4 Chapter 5 (65% in)
- For whole hours at a time she ridiculed and chaffed the wretched man, and made him almost a laughing-stock.4.5 -- Part 4 Chapter 5 (74% in)
There are no more uses of "ridicule" in The Idiot.
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