object of ridicule

  • 1 object — ob|ject1 W2S3 [ˈɔbdʒıkt US ˈa:b ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(thing)¦ 2¦(aim)¦ 3 an object of pity/desire/ridicule etc 4 money/expense is no object 5 object lesson 6¦(grammar)¦ 7¦(computer)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Medieval Latin; Origin: objectum, from …

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  • 2 ridicule — [[t]rɪ̱dɪkjuːl[/t]] ridicules, ridiculing, ridiculed 1) VERB If you ridicule someone or ridicule their ideas or beliefs, you make fun of them in an unkind way. [V n] I admired her all the more for allowing them to ridicule her and never striking… …

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  • 3 ridicule — I UK [ˈrɪdɪˌkjuːl] / US [ˈrɪdɪˌkjul] verb [transitive] Word forms ridicule : present tense I/you/we/they ridicule he/she/it ridicules present participle ridiculing past tense ridiculed past participle ridiculed to try to make someone or something …

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  • 4 ridicule — rid|i|cule1 [ rıdı,kjul ] noun uncount remarks or behavior intended to make someone or something seem silly by making fun of them in an unkind way: The idea met with such ridicule that it was dropped. object of ridicule (=someone or something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 ridicule — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ public VERB + RIDICULE ▪ attract (esp. BrE), receive ▪ expose sb/sth to, hold sb/sth up to, treat sb/sth with …

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  • 6 ridicule — 1 noun (U) unkind laughter or remarks intended to make someone or something seem stupid: He used his acute brain and mischievous wit to ridicule Tory MPs. | be held up to ridicule (=be publicly made to look stupid): In The Lord of the Flies ,… …

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  • 7 ridicule — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Derision Nouns 1. ridicule, derision, scoffing, mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage. See contempt. 2. parody, burlesque, travesty, farce, caricature, camp; buffoonery,… …

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  • 8 ridicule — rid|i|cule1 [ˈrıdıkju:l] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: Latin ridiculum something funny , from ridere to laugh ] unkind laughter or remarks that are intended to make someone or something seem stupid ▪ the ridicule of his peers ▪ The… …

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  • 9 object — ob|ject1 [ abdʒəkt ] noun count *** 1. ) a thing that you can see and touch that is not alive and is usually solid: The boat was bumping against some solid object underwater. candles, vases, and other household objects There are thousands of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 object — I UK [ˈɒbdʒekt] / US [ˈɑbdʒəkt] noun [countable] Word forms object : singular object plural objects *** 1) a thing that you can see and touch that is not alive and is usually solid The boat seemed to bump against some solid object. candles, vases …

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  • 11 ridicule — /ˈrɪdəkjul / (say riduhkyoohl) noun 1. words or actions intended to excite contemptuous laughter at a person or thing; derision. –verb (t) (ridiculed, ridiculing) 2. to deride; make fun of. –phrase 3. object of ridicule, a person treated with… …

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  • 12 Ridicule — Rid i*cule, n. [F. ridicule, L. ridiculum a jest, fr. ridiculus. See {Ridiculous}.] 1. An object of sport or laughter; a laughingstock; a laughing matter. [1913 Webster] [Marlborough] was so miserably ignorant, that his deficiencies made him the… …

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  • 13 ridicule — [rid′i kyo͞ol΄] n. [Fr < L ridiculum, a jest, laughable (thing), neut. of ridiculus, laughable, comical < ridere, to laugh < IE * wrizd , to avert the face (> Sans vrīda, embarrassment) < base * wer , to turn] 1. a) the act of… …

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  • 14 ridicule — vb Ridicule, deride, mock, taunt, twit, rally are comparable when they mean to make a person or thing the object of laughter. Ridicule implies deliberate and often malicious belittling of the person or thing ridiculed {the old State religion… …

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  • 15 ridicule — I. noun Etymology: French or Latin; French, from Latin ridiculum jest Date: 1690 the act of ridiculing ; derision, mockery II. transitive verb ( culed; culing) Date: circa 1700 to make fun of • ridiculer …

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  • 18 poke fun at — MOCK, make fun of, ridicule, laugh at, jeer at, sneer at, deride, scorn, scoff at, pillory, lampoon, tease, taunt, rag, chaff, jibe at; informal send up, take the mickey out of, kid, rib; Brit. informal wind up; N. Amer. informal goof on, rag on; …

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  • 19 sport(s) — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1. athletics recreation, pastime, diversion, competitive activity, contest, competition, game, play, amusement, entertainment. War minus the shooting. George Orwell. see baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing,… …

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