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ridicule
n. language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
Ridicule
n. [the act of making fun of something or someone]
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poke fun, make fun, jest at, laugh at, blackguard, rib, guy, roast, ridicule
v. subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
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sneer
n. a contemptuous or scornful remark
patronage, disdain, condescension
n. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
sarcasm, caustic remark, satire, irony
n. witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
backchat, give-and-take, raillery, banter
n. light teasing repartee
put-on, pasquinade, charade, travesty, burlesque, takeoff, mockery, sendup, spoof, lampoon, parody
n. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
belittle, diminish
v. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
blackguard, clapperclaw, shout, abuse
v. use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
pick at, belittle, disparage
v. express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
affront, insult, diss
v. treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
gibe, barrack, flout, scoff, jeer
v. laugh at with contempt and derision; "The crowd jeered at the speaker"
banter, josh, jolly, chaff, kid
v. be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
condemn
v. compel or force into a particular state or activity; "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
abase, humble, chagrin, mortify, humiliate
v. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
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express mirth, express joy, laugh
v. produce laughter
jest, joke
v. tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
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ridicule
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