- 1.the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior."he is held up as an object of ridicule"
synonyms: mockery, derision, laughter, scorn, scoffing, contempt, jeering, sneering, sneers, jibes, jibing, teasing, taunts, taunting, badinage, chaffing, sarcasm, satire; Moreinformalkidding, ribbing, joshing, goofing, razzing"she was subjected to ridicule" antonyms: respect
verb: ridicule; 3rd person present: ridicules; past tense: ridiculed; past participle: ridiculed; gerund or present participle: ridiculing
- 1.subject (someone or something) to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior."his theory was ridiculed and dismissed"