Definition and Meanings for ridicule
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Part of Speech of ridicule
noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective
Etymology of ridicule
Meaning of ridicule
- an object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter.
- 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.
- quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting.