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Another word for ridicule

  1. Words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter

  1. To make fun or make fun of

      1. To question (someone), especially closely or repeatedly:
      2. To test the knowledge of by posing questions:
      3. To poke fun at; mock.
      1. A foolishly annoying person.
      2. A reproach, gibe, or taunt.
      3. To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults:
      1. To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
      2. To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
      3. To search as a scout:
      1. To show or express derision or scorn:
      2. To say in a derisive manner:
      1. To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride:
      2. To imitate in fun or derision:
      3. To mimic or resemble closely:
      1. To express certain emotions, especially mirth or delight, by a series of spontaneous, usually unarticulated sounds often accompanied by corresponding facial and bodily movements.
      2. To show or feel amusement or good humor:
      3. To feel or express derision or contempt; mock:
      1. A playful or frivolous mood or manner:
      2. A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
      3. A playful or amusing act; a prank.
      1. To speak or shout derisively; mock.
      2. To abuse vocally; taunt:
      3. A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.
      1. To make taunting, heckling, or jeering remarks.
      2. To deride with taunting remarks.
      3. A derisive remark.
      1. To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.

Another word for ridicule

      1. Any of various shrubby, usually prickly plants of the genus Rubus of the rose family that bear edible fruit, especially R. idaeus of eastern North America and Eurasia.
      2. The aggregate fruit of any of these plants, consisting of many small, fleshy, usually red drupelets.
      3. A moderate to dark or deep purplish red.
      1. To cook with dry heat, as in an oven or near hot coals.
      2. To dry, brown, or parch by exposing to heat.
      3. To expose to great or excessive heat.
      1. Present participle of rag.
      2. The act of one who rags or teases.
      1. Ribs considered as a group.
      2. An arrangement of ribs, as in a boat.
      3. The act or an instance of joking or teasing.
      1. One of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.
      2. A similar bone in most vertebrates.
      3. A part or piece similar to a rib and serving to shape or support:
      1. A raspberry sound; a Bronx cheer.
      2. To deride, heckle, or tease:
      1. A slender, pointed implement used for sewing or surgical suturing, made usually of polished steel and having an eye at one end through which a length of thread is passed and held.
      2. Any of various similar implements, such as a fine sharp-pointed instrument used in acupuncture or a pointed shaft used in knitting, crocheting, or lace making.
      3. A sharp-pointed instrument used in engraving.
      1. Foolish behavior or speech.
      2. An instance of foolish behavior or speech; a jest.
      1. A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.
      2. The branch of literature constituting such works.
      3. The broad or spirited humor characteristic of such works.
      1. Good-natured teasing or ridicule; banter.
      2. An instance of bantering or teasing.
      1. The dry bracts enclosing mature grains of wheat and some other cereal grasses, removed during threshing.
      2. The scales or bracts borne on the receptacle among the small individual flowers of many plants in the composite family.
      3. Finely cut straw or hay used as fodder.
      1. Light good-natured talk; banter.
      2. Frivolity or mockery in discussing a subject.
      1. A cutting, often ironic remark intended to express contempt or ridicule.
      2. A form of wit characterized by the use of such remarks:
      1. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
      2. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning:
      3. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs:
      1. A debased or grotesque likeness:
      2. An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
      3. To make a travesty of; parody or ridicule.
      1. A literary or artistic work that uses imitation, as of the characteristic style of an author or a work, for comic effect or ridicule.
      2. A genre, as in literature, comprising such works.
      3. Something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty:
      1. A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
      2. The branch of literature constituting such works.
      3. Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose human foolishness or vice.
      1. A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
      2. The art of creating such representations.
      3. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation:
      1. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
      2. A ludicrous or mocking imitation; a travesty:
      3. A variety show characterized by broad ribald comedy, dancing, and striptease.
      1. Present participle of poke fun.
      1. Present participle of make fun of.
      1. Present participle of taunt.
      2. The act of one who taunts.
      1. To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner:
      2. To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
      3. To tease and excite sexually:
      1. A foolishly annoying person.
      2. A reproach, gibe, or taunt.
      3. To taunt, ridicule, or tease, especially for embarrassing mistakes or faults:
      1. To smirk or laugh in contempt or derision.
      2. A taunting, scoffing, or derisive look or gibe.
      1. To ignore or disregard (a rule or convention, for example) in an open or defiant way:
      2. To express contempt for; mock or jeer at.
      1. To call together for a common purpose; assemble:
      2. To reassemble and restore to order:
      3. To rouse or revive from inactivity or decline:
      1. A scornful facial expression characterized by a slight raising of one corner of the upper lip.
      2. A scornful tone or statement.
      3. To assume a scornful or derisive facial expression.
      1. a disparaging or being disparaged; detraction
      2. anything that discredits
      1. To look with a sidelong glance, indicative especially of sexual desire or sly and malicious intent.
      2. A desirous, sly, or knowing look.
      1. To speak or shout derisively; mock.
      2. To abuse vocally; taunt:
      3. A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.
      1. To regard or treat with haughty contempt:
      2. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself:
      3. A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
      1. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
      2. The state of being despised or dishonored:
      3. Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body.
      1. Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy:
      2. The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision:
      3. The state of being despised or dishonored:
      1. Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision.
      2. A specific act of ridicule or derision:
      3. An object of scorn or ridicule:
      1. The act of ridiculing or laughing at someone or something.
      2. A state of being derided:

Synonym Study

  • Taunt implies insulting ridicule and often an attempt to provoke, esp. by jeering and repeatedly calling attention to some humiliating fact they taunted him about his failure
  • Mock implies contemptuous ridiculing, esp. by caricaturing another's peculiarities it is cruel to mock his lisp
  • Deride suggests scorn or malicious contempt in ridiculing to deride another's beliefs
  • Ridicule implies making fun of someone or something but does not necessarily connote malice or hostility he ridiculed her attempts to speak Greek