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ridiculenoun [U]

us   /ˈrɪd·ɪˌkjul/
words or actions that make someone or something seem foolish or stupid: He was an unhappy figure of ridicule, not a figure of fun, among his colleagues.

ridiculeverb [T]

us   /ˈrɪd·ɪˌkjul/
to laugh at someone or something in an unkind way: She was ridiculed for her old-fashioned ideas.
(Definition of ridicule from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ridicule”
in Arabic سُخرِيّة…
in Korean 嘲笑, あざ笑い…
in Portuguese ridículo…
in Catalan ridícul, burla…
in Japanese 嘲笑, あざ笑い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘲笑, 奚落, 戏弄…
in Turkish alay etmek, dalga geçmek, tiye almak…
in Russian высмеивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘲笑, 奚落, 戲弄…
in Italian ridicolo…
in Polish kpić sobie z, wyśmiewać…
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