Another word for ridicule
ridicule mock taunt 1twit derideSearch Thesaurus
These verbs refer to making another the butt of amusement or mirth. Ridicule implies purposeful disparagement: “My father discouraged me by ridiculing my performances” (Benjamin Franklin). To mock is to poke fun at someone, often by mimicking and caricaturing speech or actions: “Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort/As if he mock'd himself, and scorn'd his spirit” (Shakespeare). Taunt suggests mocking, insulting, or scornful reproach: “taunting him with want of courage to leap into the great pit” (Daniel Defoe). To twit is to taunt by calling attention to something embarrassing: “The schoolmaster was twitted about the lady who threw him over” (J.M. Barrie). Deride implies scorn and contempt: “Was all the world in a conspiracy to deride his failure?” (Edith Wharton).
Another word for ridiculenoun verb
To make fun or make fun of:deride, gibe, jeer, jest, laugh, mock, scoff, scout2, twit. (Chiefly British) quiz. Idiom: poke fun at. See laughter, respect