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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

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
Oscar Wilde

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
William Blake

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

I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
Baruch Spinoza
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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