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ridicule

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  • nouncontemptuous laughter at someone or something
  • verbmake contemptuous fun of something or someone
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Synonyms for ridicule

noun contemptuous laughter at someone or something
  • caricature
  • contempt
  • derision
  • disdain
  • jeer
  • laughter
  • mockery
  • parody
  • sarcasm
  • satire
  • scorn
  • taunt
  • taunting
  • badinage
  • banter
  • buffoonery
  • burlesque
  • chaff
  • comeback
  • dig
  • disparagement
  • farce
  • foolery
  • gibe
  • irony
  • jab
  • leer
  • needling
  • persiflage
  • put-on
  • raillery
  • rally
  • razz
  • rib
  • roast
  • slam
  • sneer
  • swipe
  • travesty
  • mordancy
  • parting shot
  • putdown
  • sardonicism

Antonyms for ridicule

  • admiration
  • approval
  • compliment
  • flattery
  • love
  • praise
  • respect
  • commendation
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More words related to ridicule

banter

verb. tease
  • chaff
  • deride
  • fool
  • fun
  • jeer
  • jest
  • jive
  • joke
  • josh
  • kid
  • make fun of
  • mock
  • rag
  • razz
  • rib
  • ridicule
  • satirize
  • taunt

banter

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