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Synonyms for ridicule

Synonyms for ridicule

words or actions intended to evoke contemptuous laughter

to make fun or make fun of

Synonyms for ridicule

language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate

the act of deriding or treating with contempt

References in classic literature ?
But, fair or not fair, there are unbecoming conjunctions, which reason will patronize in vain-- which taste cannot tolerate--which ridicule will seize.
But at first the High Churchmen did not see that it was meant to ridicule them.
These plays, dealing mostly with love-actions in the setting of the Court or of fashionable London life, and carrying still further the general spirit of those of Fletcher and Shirley a generation or two earlier, deliberately ridicule moral principles and institutions, especially marriage, and are always in one degree or another grossly indecent.
He was not much disturbed by 'The Rehearsal,' a burlesque play brought out by the Duke of Buckingham and other wits to ridicule current dramas and dramatists, in which he figured as chief butt under the name 'Bayes' (poet laureate); and he took more than full revenge ten years later when in
It ridicules the intolerance and sanctimonious hypocrisy of the Puritans as the Cavaliers insisted on seeing them in the person of the absurd Sir Hudibras and his squire Ralph (partly suggested by Cervantes' Don Quixote and Sancho).
I hope, therefore, no man will, by the grossest misunderstanding or perversion of my meaning, misrepresent me, as endeavouring to cast any ridicule on the greatest perfections of human nature; and which do, indeed, alone purify and ennoble the heart of man, and raise him above the brute creation.
Indeed, I doubt not but this ridicule will in general be allowed: my chief apprehension is, as many true and just sentiments often came from the mouths of these persons, lest the whole should be taken together, and I should be conceived to ridicule all alike.
All I say is, give such rights as our local self-government to any other European people--why, the Germans or the English would have worked their way to freedom from them, while we simply turn them into ridicule.
DAVID VAN DAY has said his tour of nursing homes performing for the elderly was a "good turn" that had been turned into public ridicule.
Qasem Exirifard has been dismissed from Tehran's Khajeh Nasir Toosi university after its academic committee, in charge of examining staff's qualifications, deemed his voice was so effeminate it could lead to students ridicule him in the classroom.
Now they attack and ridicule Alex Salmond and the SNP.
Earlier federal minister appeared in the court in person and told that his aim was not to ridicule the court and his remarks were presented out of context.
Celina said that such acts demanded punishment and added that the broadcasters should take a stand against the contestants for their open ridicule
THE somewhat surprise reappointment of Joe Kinnear as Newcastle Utd director of football has evoked predictable hostile ridicule from the southern media hacks and Sky Sports TV who have never been the friends of our club in the past.
EMPLOYEES with disabilities are twice as likely to be attacked at work and experience higher rates of insults, ridicule and intimidation, according to new research published today.