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Synonyms of 'ridicule'

(verb) 
Definition
to make fun of or mock
I admire her for allowing them to ridicule her.
Synonyms
laugh at
,
mock
I thought you were mocking me.
,
make fun of
,
make a fool of
, ,
taunt
Other youths taunted him about his clothes.
,
sneer at
,
parody
It was easy to parody his rather pompous manner of speaking.
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caricature
Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
,
jeer at
,
scoff at
,
deride
This theory is widely derided by conventional scientists.
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send up (British, informal)
,
lampoon
He was lampooned for his short stature and political views.
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poke fun at
,
take the piss (out of) (taboo, slang)
, ,
take the mickey out of (informal)
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satirize
The newspaper satirized our political leaders.
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pooh-pooh
Some people pooh-pooh the idea that gardens can be an art form.
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laugh out of court
,
make a monkey out of
,
make someone a laughing stock
,
laugh to scorn
(noun) 
Definition
language or behaviour intended to humiliate or mock
He was subjected to public ridicule.
Synonyms
mockery
Was there a glint of mockery in his eyes?
,
scorn
They greeted the proposal with scorn.
,
derision
He tried to calm them but was greeted with shouts of derision.
, ,
irony
She examined his face for a hint of irony, but found none.
, ,
taunting
,
sneer
Best-selling authors may have to face the sneers of the literati.
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satire
It's an easy target for satire.
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jeer
the heckling and jeers of his audience
,
banter
She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.
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sarcasm
His voice was heavy with sarcasm.
, ,
gibe
, ,
banter
She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of banter
Definition
teasing or joking conversation
She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.
Synonyms
joking,
kidding (informal),
ribbing (informal),
teasing,
jeering,
quipping,
jesting,
joshing,
chaffing,
in the sense of banter
Definition
teasing or joking conversation
She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.
Synonyms
joking,
kidding (informal),
ribbing (informal),
teasing,
jeering,
quipping,
jesting,
joshing,
chaffing,
in the sense of caricature
Definition
to make a caricature of
Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.
Synonyms
take off (informal),
send up (British, informal),

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