This proposition Heller takes considerable pleasure in ridiculing.
The sweet, sweet angel voices quieted down, while from the depths of the earth the devilish laughing and ridiculing were heard.
Why it would be ridiculing you to suppose you could believe him.
There will probably never be wanting those who will join in abusing and ridiculing attorneys and solicitors.
And what can more successfully annoy than the ridiculing of that which a man worships?
The boys who had been ridiculing Romesh's method of coaching looked at me in awe, almost deafening me with congratulations.
Intelligent people in the East are studying, not ridiculing the West.
Lastly, as to his ridiculing me for my religion, if I can not stand an idle jest, I am not worthy the name of a Christian.
After laughing at and ridiculing him, as is the custom with us, I asked how he could make them out?
He is ridiculing the monarchical notions of the opposition, and the folly of paying court to mere outward form and show.
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"]