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ridicule
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
mock (make fun of); or the language or behavior that does so
  • Every day, at every moment, they will be defeated, discredited, ridiculed, spat upon and yet they will always survive.
    p. 268.5
  • But what was strange was that although Goldstein was hated and despised by everybody, although every day and a thousand times a day, on platforms, on the telescreen, in newspapers, in books, his theories were refuted, smashed, ridiculed, held up to the general gaze for the pitiful rubbish that they were in spite of all this, his influence never seemed to grow less.
    p. 13.7

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