Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ridicule

2 senses of ridicule

Sense 1
ridicule -- (language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate)
       => disrespect, discourtesy -- (an expression of lack of respect)

Sense 2
derision, ridicule -- (the act of deriding or treating with contempt)
       => discourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activity -- (a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ridicule

1 sense of ridicule

Sense 1
ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun -- (subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday")
       => mock, bemock -- (treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles")

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