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Synonyms for ridiculeˈrɪd ɪˌkyul

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridicule(noun)

    language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate


  2. derision, ridicule(verb)

    the act of deriding or treating with contempt

    derision, ridicule

  3. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun(verb)

    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"

    clapperclaw, blackguard, laugh at, make fun, rib, guy, ridicule, roast, jest at, shout, poke fun, abuse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ridicule

    Banter is the touching upon some fault, weakness, or fancied secret of another in a way half to pique and half to please; badinage is delicate, refined banter. Raillery has more sharpness, but is usually good-humored and well meant. Irony, the saying one thing that the reverse may be understood, may be either mild or bitter. All the other words have a hostile intent. Ridicule makes a person or thing the subject of contemptuous merriment; derision seeks to make the object derided seem utterly despicable — to laugh it to scorn. Chaff is the coarse witticism of the streets, perhaps merry, oftener malicious; jeering is loud, rude ridicule, as of a hostile crowd or mob. Mockery is more studied, and may include mimicry and personal violence, as well as scornful speech. A satire is a formal composition; a sarcasm may be an impromptu sentence. The satire shows up follies to keep people from them; the sarcasm hits them because they are foolish, without inquiring whether it will do good or harm; the satire is plainly uttered; the sarcasm is covert.

    badinage, banter, chaff, derision, irony, jeering, mockery, raillery, sarcasm, satire

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ridicule(n.)

    derision, mockery, raillery, satire, sarcasm, gibe, jeer, sneer, banter

  2. ridicule(v. a.)

    deride (sportively), mock, scout, satirize, lampoon, jeer, taunt, rally, banter, chaff, laugh at, scoff at, treat with ridicule, hold up to ridicule, make game of, make a fool of, point the finger at, make fun of, make merry with, make a butt of, POKE FUN AT

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List of paraphrases:

derision, ridiculous, mockery, laughingstock, laughable

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