Synonyms of ridicule in English:


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1‘he was subjected to ridicule by his colleagues’

mockery, derision, laughter, scorn, scoffing, contempt, jeering, sneering, sneers, jibes, jibing, joking, teasing, taunts, taunting, ragging, chaffing, twitting, raillery, sarcasm, satire, lampoon, burlesque, caricature, parody
informal kidding, kidology, ribbing, joshing
British informal winding up, taking the mickey
North American informal goofing, razzing, pulling someone's chain
Australian, New Zealand informal chiacking
archaic sport
British vulgar slang taking the piss

praise, respect


1‘it was easy to ridicule him in his battered old hat’

deride, mock, laugh at, heap scorn on, hold up to shame, hold up to ridicule, expose to ridicule, jeer at, jibe at, sneer at, show up, treat with contempt, scorn, make fun of, poke fun at, make jokes about, laugh to scorn, scoff at, pillory, be sarcastic about, satirize, lampoon, burlesque, caricature, parody, tease, taunt, rag, chaff, twit
informal kid, rib, josh, wind up, take the mickey out of
North American informal goof on, rag on, razz, pull someone's chain
Australian, New Zealand informal chiack, poke mullock at, sling off at
British vulgar slang take the piss, take the piss out of
dated make sport of
archaic quiz, flout, flout at