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Definition of Ridicule

Ridicule

  1. An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter.
  2. Remarks concerning a subject or a person designed to excite laughter with a degree of contempt; wit of that species which provokes contemptuous laughter; disparagement by making a person an object of laughter; banter; -- a term lighter than derision.
  3. Quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
  4. To laugh at mockingly or disparagingly; to awaken ridicule toward or respecting.
  5. Ridiculous.

Ridicule Quotations

I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglass

The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.
Thomas Aquinas

Unfortunately, in some parts of the country, some kids are taught at an early age that being different is somehow bad or wrong or worthy of ridicule.
Matt Bomer

I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.
Beverley Mitchell

Christlike communications are expressions of affection and not anger, truth and not fabrication, compassion and not contention, respect and not ridicule, counsel and not criticism, correction and not condemnation. They are spoken with clarity and not with confusion. They may be tender or they may be tough, but they must always be tempered.
L. Lionel Kendrick
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Ridicule Translations

ridicule in French is bafouer, ridicule
ridicule in Italian is canzonare
ridicule in Latin is illudo illusi illusum, inrideo
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