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

NZ Australian 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

NZ Australian 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