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Definition mock (make fun of); or the language or behavior that does so
  • It's easier to ridicule her ideas than to seriously refute her findings.
ridicule = mock (make fun of)
  • In his day, he was ridiculed for saying the earth is round.
  • Everything is subject to good-humored ridicule on the sitcom.
  • I knew what it was like to be ridiculed, and I hated it.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • ridiculed = mocked (made fun of)
  • Well, it's not easy to stand alone against the ridicule of others.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • ridicule = mocking language or behavior (others making fun of you)
  • ...the point is, when you hold people up for ridicule, you have to take responsibility when other people act on it.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • ridicule = mocking (to make fun of them)
  • He has come to borrow money from Troy, and while he knows he will be successful, he is uncertain as to what extent his lifestyle will be held up to scrutiny and ridicule.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • ridicule = made fun of
  • Do not be frightened by ridicule or censure or embarrassment, do not fear name-calling, do not fear the scorn of others.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • And as the demon in the circle began to ridicule his grief, David placed an order of silence upon her.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The newspapers ridicule the authors, the churches defend the criminals, and the government—does nothing.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The last case was a plump tavern singer, accused of making a song that ridiculed the late King Robert.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • The truth was, I was tired of taking on people who ridiculed us for the way we lived.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Every day, at every moment, they will be defeated, discredited, ridiculed, spat upon and yet they will always survive.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The Writer of this, is one of those few, who never dishonours religion either by ridiculing, or cavilling at any denomination whatsoever.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • When word got out, the Howard team would be widely ridiculed.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Everybody is ready to dislike and ridicule any invention.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He was a comic genius who worked effectively by ridiculing the racists.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Cartoons continued to ridicule Catherine O'Leary and curious tourists came to gawk at the O'Learys' property.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • And the fact that the smaller man did do it when he would not have, was worse than insult: it was ridicule.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The woman of brilliance and audacity whom he had met in the hilarious hall showed a disposition to ridicule him.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

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