Definition of 'ridicule'
Video: pronunciation of 'ridicule'
Example sentences containing 'ridicule'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
I drove home in tears - not because of my small size but because of the public ridicule. The Sun (2016)And yet to say such things in public is to invite shock and ridicule. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We mock their answers in press conferences and ridicule their accents. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That way lies ridicule and political defeat. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So they are the subject of being mocked and ridiculed. The Sun (2013)It is unacceptable that it is ridiculed in this way. The Sun (2011)Many scoffed at the absurdity of the claims and the great detective writer was held up to public ridicule. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They invited further ridicule by inviting offers for the club by e-mail. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They need friends, not ridicule in the press. Times, Sunday Times (2013)People are mocked and ridiculed, which is hard to take. The Sun (2007)There is barely a frame of this film that doesn't invite ridicule and incredulity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Public indifference to politics has given way to ridicule, contempt and scorn. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There have been terrible moments that invited ridicule and soul-searching. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Holy ridicule does not mock the serious things of life, only those who take themselves too seriously. Christianity Today (2000)His drunken antics have often been the subject of ridicule in the press and he has in the past been arrested for drink driving. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In 2002 she suffered a reaction to a collagen injection in her lips and her appearance was ridiculed in the press. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Promises that they will have air conditioning to reduce the temperatures have been widely ridiculed as no such system has been tried before in a stadium. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But if members of a group hold beliefs that are widely ridiculed, the ridicule undermines their credibility and dignity in many respects. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Musicians jam, artists commune, comedians invite public ridicule. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The proposal has been widely ridiculed in Greece, and lawyers have said that it could face legal challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I got mocked and ridiculed, but my time has come, oh yes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'ridicule'
In Common Usage. ridicule is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'ridicule'
British English: ridicule VERB
If you ridicule someone or ridicule their ideas or beliefs, you make fun of them in an unkind way.
I admired her all the more for allowing them to ridicule her and never striking back.
Definition of ridicule from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.