[ verb ] 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"
Used in print(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)
Nothing in English has been ridiculed as_much_as the ambiguous use of words , unless it be the ambiguous use of sentences .
[ noun ] language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
[ noun ] the act of deriding or treating with contempt
Used in print(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)
He is a target of ridicule to his wife , and often - since private affairs rarely remain private - to the outside world as_well .