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Definition of ridicule noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ridicule

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈrɪdəˌkyul//
     
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  1. 1unkind comments that make fun of someone or something, or make them or it look silly synonym mockery
  2. 2 She is an object of ridicule in the tabloid newspapers. to hold someone up to ridicule (= make fun of someone publicly)
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