ridicule

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
ridicule

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) Ridicule is derision or mockery.
    Aristophanes shocked the Athenians with his ridicule of their sincerely-held beliefs.

Verb[change]

Plain form
ridicule

Third-person singular
ridicules

Past tense
ridiculed

Past participle
ridiculed

Present participle
ridiculing

  1. (transitive) To ridicule is to make fun of, or mock, someone or something.
    To ridicule a powerful man is to take a big risk.