The self-ridicule was more painful still than the self-disgust.
He thought of his brief explosion, then grunted in self-ridicule.
And to this exigent demand was added the pang of self-ridicule.
He strove to shake himself into a different mood by self-ridicule.
I was painfully conscious of self-ridicule whenever I offered myself for the job.
And as the veritable East closed round him his doubts and self-ridicule vanished.
Even in her confidences with Fanny she made a joke of her own misfortunes, and spoke of her heart ailments with self-ridicule.
The artist collapsed upon the bundle; astonishment, anger, and self-ridicule made an emotion too strong to stand under.
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"]