A movement (usually involuntary) of the muscles of the laughing face, particularly of the lips, and of the whole body, with a peculiar expression of the eyes, indicating merriment, satisfaction or derision, and usually attended by a sonorous and interrupted expulsion of air from the lungs.
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
implies contemptuous ridiculing, esp. by caricaturing another's peculiarities it is cruel to mock his lisp
suggests scorn or malicious contempt in ridiculing to deride another's beliefs
implies making fun of someone or something but does not necessarily connote malice or hostility he ridiculed her attempts to speak Greek
Find another word for ridicule. In this page you can discover 136 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ridicule, like: scorn, flattery, burlesque, razz, approval, scoff at, make sport of, persiflage, make a laughing stock of, derision and mockery.
His judgments had to wait the event before they were absolved from ridicule or delivered from neglect.
The ridicule that greeted the revelation of the Pop-gun Plot marked the beginning of a reaction that found a more serious expression in the trials of Thomas Hardy, John Home Tooke and John Theiwall (October and November 1794).
The new practice was received at first with contempt and even ridicule, and afterwards by Stoll and Peter Frank with only grudging approval.
But as soon as he thought of what he should say, he felt that Prince Andrew with one word, one argument, would upset all his teaching, and he shrank from beginning, afraid of exposing to possible ridicule what to him was precious and sacred.
She could ridicule him for the aspirations which he had not and for those which he had; on the other hand, he never heard from her a tender word "though she lived to be eighty."