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ridicule

verb [T]     /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 .Mocking and taunting
(Definition of ridicule verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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