It ridicules Pentagon claims that the problems were the product of a “few rotten apples.”
Jonson who disliked Daniel, ridicules the stanza in a way that informs us it was affected by them.
If a man sneers and ridicules, we are not to retaliate with ridicule and sneers.
Plutarch ridicules and rejects this story, and says it never has happened, and never will.
Franco Sacchetti (nov. 151) ridicules their claims to wisdom.
He ridicules Valhalla and Wotan and the serving-maidens: he wonders who the Valkyrie is, so beautiful and cold and stern.
He ridicules with much sarcasm Weber's overture to 'Oberon.'
The man who ridicules everything is on the toboggan slide, and he will end up by becoming an out-and-out grouch.
Why a-prigging of wipes, and sneeze-boxes, and ridicules, and such.
But the person who ridicules it has a great deal to be ashamed of.
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"]