Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It made me, who was its butt, the laughing stock of our circle for a month.

To have it end ridiculously, to have her become a laughing stock, would be too cruel.

Your wife is unfaithful to you, and will soon make you a laughing stock to all.

I was made the laughing stock of the brigade, and of the town.

He had been made the butt—the laughing stock—of the algebra class.

Why does he come to M. de la Mole where he is obviously only a laughing stock?

Why, were the laughing stock of the whole town, she replied.

A nice pickle—I'll be the laughing stock of the whole school.

When he is not confined to this, he is set up for a laughing stock in buffo work.

The poor creditors have been the laughing stock in comedies.