Associations to the word «Ridicule»
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
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".
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.