Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 856 (Ridicule)

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#856. Ridicule. -- N. ridicule, derision; sardonic smile, sardonic grin; irrision[obs]; scoffing &c. (disrespect) 929; mockery, quiz|!, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage; quizzing &c. v.; asteism[obs].

squib, satire, skit, quip, quib[obs], grin.

parody, burlesque, travesty, travestie[obs]; farce &c. (drama) 599; caricature.

buffoonery &c. (fun) 840; practical joke; horseplay.

scorn, contempt &c. 930.

V. ridicule[transitive], deride, mock, taunt; snigger; laugh in one's sleeve; tease[ridicule lightly], badinage, banter, rally, chaff, joke, twit, quiz, roast; haze [U.S.]; tehee[obs]; fleer[obs]; show up.

[i.p.] play upon, play tricks upon; fool to the top of one's bent; laugh at, grin at, smile at; poke fun at.

satirize, parody, caricature, burlesque, travesty.

turn into ridicule; make merry with; make fun of, make game of, make a fool of, make an April fool of[obs]; rally; scoff &c. (disrespect) 929.

raise a laugh &c. (amuse) 840; play the fool, make a fool of oneself.

Adj. derisory, derisive; mock, mocking; sarcastic, ironic, ironical, quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic[obs]; scurrilous &c. (disrespectful) 929.

Adv. in ridicule &c. n.