ridicule Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “ridicule” in the English Dictionary

"ridicule" in British English

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ridiculenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈrɪd.ɪ.kjuːl/
unkind words or ​actions that make someone or something ​lookstupid: 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).

ridiculeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrɪd.ɪ.kjuːl/
to ​laugh at someone in an ​unkind way: She ​rarelyspoke her ​mind out of ​fear of being ridiculed. He was ridiculed for his ​ideas.
(Definition of ridicule from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ridicule" in American English

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ridiculenoun [U]

 us   /ˈrɪd·ɪˌkjul/
words or ​actions that make someone or something ​seemfoolish or ​stupid: He was an ​unhappyfigure 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-fashionedideas.
(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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