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French translation of 'ridicule'

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[ˈrɪdɪkjuːl ]
dérision f
to be an object of ridicule être un objet de risée
She was an object of ridicule with her classmates. Elle était la risée de ses camarades de classe.
to hold sb/sth up to ridicule tourner qn/qch en ridicule
transitive verb
ridiculisertourner en dérision

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Example Sentences Including 'ridicule'

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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)
I got mocked and ridiculed, but my time has come, oh yes.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Many scoffed at the absurdity of the claims and the great detective writer was held up to public ridicule.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I drove home in tears - not because of my small size but because of the public ridicule.
The Sun (2016)
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)
Musicians jam, artists commune, comedians invite public ridicule.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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)
There is barely a frame of this film that doesn't invite ridicule and incredulity.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There have been terrible moments that invited ridicule and soul-searching.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
They invited further ridicule by inviting offers for the club by e-mail.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
And yet to say such things in public is to invite shock and ridicule.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It is unacceptable that it is ridiculed in this way.
The Sun (2011)
People are mocked and ridiculed, which is hard to take.
The Sun (2007)
Public indifference to politics has given way to ridicule, contempt and scorn.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
So they are the subject of being mocked and ridiculed.
The Sun (2013)
That way lies ridicule and political defeat.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The proposal has been widely ridiculed in Greece, and lawyers have said that it could face legal challenges.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We mock their answers in press conferences and ridicule their accents.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They need friends, not ridicule in the press.
Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Holy ridicule does not mock the serious things of life, only those who take themselves too seriously.
Christianity Today (2000)

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'ridicule' in Other Languages

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.


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