verb (used with object), rid·i·culed, rid·i·cul·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ridiculerid·i·cul·er, nounself-rid·i·cule, nounun·rid·i·culed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ridicule
Until Chike Uzuegbunam sued Georgia Gwinnett College, this public institution had performed the public service of instituting a speech code so restrictive that it exposed the entire idea of such codes to wholesome ridicule.Campus speech rules are hurting students. They deserve recompense — even if it’s just $1.|George Will|March 12, 2021|Washington Post
Two turning points were Spears’ breakdown in the late aughts and the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011, tragedies that revealed how much damage years of surveillance, objectification and ridicule could do to a young woman.
The decision left Joe Theismann speechless and brought ridicule upon Cousins, though Washington would go on to win the game and clinch the NFC East title, rendering the strange sequence a footnote.Jay Gruden finally explains why Kirk Cousins took a knee that time in Philadelphia|Scott Allen|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
They do it in a group to avoid as much discrimination and ridicule as possible.This is how 300 LGBTQ people in the first Honduran migrant caravan of 2021 live|Dunia Orellana|February 3, 2021|Washington Blade
Sony has pulled “Cyberpunk 2077,” one of the most anticipated games in recent years, from its PlayStation Store after a flood of complaints and ridicule over compatibility issues and bugs from customers.Sony pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from PlayStation Store after bugs complaints, offers refund|Manish Singh|December 18, 2020|TechCrunch
Throughout her life, she faced public ridicule, legal persecution and, eventually, redemption through a PhD in clinical sexology.
Over time, because of its popularity among young girls, it became the object of ridicule.
Although sprightly, Lilith is unusually small for her age, and thereby the butt of ridicule from her classmates.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wackiest of Mormon teachings—many unknown to practicing Mormons today—have been dredged up and held to ridicule.The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison|Jay Michaelson|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, the reaction—and the ridicule—was so extreme that he soon backed down.
He tried the effect of ridicule on the wretched and despairing Louis; and to one of his arguments, he at last extorted a reply.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
A more potent and public method of ridicule would be difficult to devise.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
I wish Vicky saw through her; she has so much influence over Jack, and such deadly powers of ridicule.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The attempt, however, subsequently exposed them to great ridicule from their democratic opponents.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Accordingly, the record of this hard-fighting soldier of the Empire has been cruelly buried in ridicule.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison