Every time a victim comes forward and is shamed, judged, or ridiculed, I remember what it felt like to not be believed.
I was among those outraged when Clinton was ridiculed for going without makeup during her tenure as Secretary of State.
The Veep has been ridiculed by many, but to be so dissed by al Qaeda is cold.
Basically, the biggest comedy blockbuster of the summer ridiculed the very notion of the summer blockbuster itself.
ridiculed among Palestinians for his inconsistent leadership, Abbas has finally delivered a political win.
Maui, the son, came along and ridiculed his father for thinking so much of his work.
The partizans of Arthur ridiculed the plan, and it came to nothing.
Humanitarians and philanthropists were as yet an obscure and ridiculed sect.
And for all this they shall be judged by those whom they have cursed and ridiculed.
Halstead was inclined to make light of the matter, and ridiculed the girls, but Addison did not say much about it.
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"]