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English definition of “ridicule”

ridicule

noun [U]     /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).Mocking and taunting
(Definition of ridicule noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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