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ridicule

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈrɪd.ɪ.kjuːl/
unkind words or actions that make someone or something look stupid: She was treated with scorn and ridicule by her colleagues when she applied for the job. He's become an object of ridicule (= a person that everyone thinks is stupid and criticizes or laughs at).

ridicule

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈrɪd.ɪ.kjuːl/
to laugh at someone in an unkind way: She rarely spoke her mind out of fear of being ridiculed. He was ridiculed for his ideas.
Translations of “ridicule”
in Korean 嘲笑, あざ笑い…
in Arabic سُخرِيّة…
in Portuguese ridículo…
in Catalan ridícul, burla…
in Japanese 嘲笑, あざ笑い…
in Italian ridicolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘲笑, 奚落, 戲弄…
in Russian высмеивать…
in Turkish alay etmek, dalga geçmek, tiye almak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘲笑, 奚落, 戏弄…
in Polish kpić sobie z, wyśmiewać…
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