Meaning of “ridicule” in the English Dictionary

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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)