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Definition of ridicule:

  1. An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter.
  2. Quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
  3. Remarks concerning a subject or a person designed to excite laughter with a degree of contempt; wit of that species which provokes contemptuous laughter; disparagement by making a person an object of laughter; banter; - a term lighter than derision.
  4. Ridiculous.
  5. To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting.

Synonyms:

foolery, satire, buffoonery, sport, poke fun, ragging, jest at, shout, leer, horse laugh, making fun of, make fun, respect, rib, blackguard, fleer, parody, sarcasm, lampoon, taunting, horseplay, twit, clapperclaw, derision, poking fun, needle, farce, banter, chaff, persiflage, raillery, abuse, laugh, jeering, mocking, laugh at, guy, ribbing, joshing, raspberry, laughter, flout, custard pie, badinage, rally.

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