Part of speech:
The object of such contempt
A sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.
(Rare) A person or thing derided
Vain or disappointing effort; futility
The feeling or attitude of one who looks down on somebody or something as being low, mean, or unworthy; scorn
A feeling or show of contempt and aloofness; scorn.
(Nautical, in the plural) An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the yards of a ship.
A disparaging or being disparaged; detraction
A scornful tone or statement.
(Sports) An exchange of strokes in a court game such as tennis or volleyball, ending when one side fails to make a good return and resulting in a point or the loss of service.
A scornful or contemptuous action or speech; mockery; scoffing; insult
A taunting, scoffing, or derisive look or gibe.
(Informal, Chiefly Brit.) A foolish, contemptible person
The act of one who taunts.
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.
Such literary works collectively
(Music) The practice of reworking an already established composition, especially the incorporation into the Mass of material borrowed from other works, such as motets or madrigals.
An exaggerated or grotesque imitation, such as a parody of a literary work.
The feigning of ignorance as a tactic in argument
A form of wit characterized by the use of such remarks:
Such talk or writing
(Botany) Thin dry bracts or scales, especially:
An instance of bantering or teasing.
Light, playful banter.
One of many transverse pieces that provide an airplane wing with shape and strength.
An arrangement or series of ribs, as in knitted fabric or a ship's framework
The act of one who rags or teases.
A cut of meat suitable or prepared for roasting.
The aggregate fruit of any of these plants, consisting of many small, fleshy, usually red drupelets.
To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
To imitate in fun or derision:
To tease or make fun of in a playful, good-natured way
To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture:
To say in a playful or mocking way:
To make seem little, less important, etc.; speak slightingly of; depreciate
To appear in true character
To make known (something discreditable).
To ridicule or attack by means of satire.
To attack or ridicule by means of a lampoon
To draw a cartoon of
To collapse by letting out air or gas
To tease (someone) good-humoredly:
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To hold up to ridicule; mock.
To move over, along, or through (a road, fence, area, etc.) by horse, car, etc.
To wash gravel, sand, or other sediment in a pan.
Of, relating to, or resembling an ass.
Unexpected and unbelievable; fantastic
Expressing derision; derisive.
Deviating from the norm, as in conduct; odd; unconventional
Going beyond reasonable limits; excessive or unrestrained
Of or relating to farce.
Foolish or silly, especially in a smug or self-satisfied way:
Characterized by distortions or striking incongruities in appearance, shape, or manner; fantastic; bizarre
Lacking sense or meaning; foolish; silly
So absurd, ridiculous, or exaggerated as to cause or merit laughter
Located far from civilized areas; remote:
(Obs.) With the first last and the last first; inverted
Eliciting laughter; ludicrous.
Indulging in, or fond of indulging in, satire
A wooden framework on a post, with holes for the head and hands, in which offenders were formerly locked to be exposed to public scorn as punishment.
A short, usually comic dramatic performance or work; a theatrical sketch.
A light parody or satire
To imitate or mimic, especially in a thoughtless or inept way.
To expose or ridicule the falseness, sham, or exaggerated claims of:
To say in a derisive manner:
To find or get by looking around
(Archaic) To write or utter a squib or squibs (against)
To render worthless, useless, or futile
To make witty or amusing remarks.
To say with a laugh:
(Now Rare) To look at, often specif., inquisitively, teasingly, etc.
To abuse verbally; revile.
subject to laughter or ridicule
subject to laughter or ridicule
- 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
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