Associations to the word «Ridicule»

Wiktionary

RIDICULE, verb. (transitive) to criticize or disapprove of someone or something through scornful jocularity; to make fun of
RIDICULE, noun. Derision; mocking or humiliating words or behaviour
RIDICULE, noun. An object of sport or laughter; a laughing stock.
RIDICULE, noun. The quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
RIDICULE, adjective. (obsolete) ridiculous

Dictionary definition

RIDICULE, noun. Language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate.
RIDICULE, noun. The act of deriding or treating with contempt.
RIDICULE, verb. Subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday".

Wise words

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams