With his Fox show ending, liberals are inclined to ridicule Glenn Beck.
If names like “DeShawn” and “Shanice” are fair targets for ridicule, then the same should be true for “Saxby” and “Tagg.”
Canadians are full of pride even after ridicule and weather worthy of a so-called Spring Olympics.
After he went public, Steed was the target of ridicule and gossip and even received hate mail.
And all are fearful of ridicule or, worse, antagonizing voters back home.
Colani has spent a page to ridicule it, and show that it is not fit for its place.
The mass must have its heroes, but also its victims and scapegoats and the butts of its ridicule.
He had pluck to spare, but ridicule is the hardest thing to face in life.
In the early Eighties little had been written of him except in contempt or ridicule.
Ye Mussulmans, if God chastiseth you for violating the five precepts, how hath he raised up the Franks who ridicule them?
1680s, "make ridiculous," from ridicule (n.) or else from French ridiculer, from ridicule. Meaning "make fun of" is from c.1700. Related: Ridiculed; ridiculing.
1670s, "absurd thing;" 1680s, "words or actions meant to invoke ridicule," from French ridicule, noun use of adjective (15c.), or from Latin ridiculum "laughing matter, joke," from noun use of neuter of ridiculus (see ridiculous).
"He who brings ridicule to bear against truth, finds in his hand a blade without a hilt." [Walter Savage Landor, "Imaginary Conversations"]