US: /ˈɹɪdəkˌjuɫ/
UK: /ɹˈɪdɪkjˌuːl/

English Vietnamese dictionary

ridicule /'ridikju:l/
  • danh từ
    • sự nhạo báng, sự chế nhạo, sự giễu cợt, sự bông đùa
      • to turn into ridicule: chế nhạo, bông đùa
      • in ridicule of: để chế nhạo, để giễu cợt
      • to give cause for ridicule; to be open to ridicule: khiến người ta có thể chế nhạo
      • to invite ridicule: làm trò cười
  • ngoại động từ
    • nhạo báng, chế nhạo; giễu cợt (người nào)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun [U] unkind comments that make fun of sb or make them look silly: She is an object of ridicule in the tabloid newspapers. + to hold sb up to ridicule (= make fun of sb publicly)
+ verb [VN] to make sb/sth look silly by laughing at them or it in an unkind way

Thesaurus dictionary

1 derision, deriding, jeer, jeering, taunt, taunting, mockery, mocking, gibe or jibe, gibing or jibing, raillery, Colloq ribbing, US and Canadian razzing, joshing:
Nick was often subjected to ridicule because of his outlandish clothes.
2 deride, jeer at, taunt, tease, mock, gibe or jibe, guy, chaff, laugh at, caricature, poke fun at, make fun or sport of, lampoon, burlesque, travesty, parody, make a laughing-stock (of), Colloq rib, roast, Brit send up, take the mickey out of, US and Canadian razz, josh:
In a democracy, it is an inalienable right of the people to ridicule their leaders and government.

Collocation dictionary


general, public


attract, draw, receive | expose sb/sth to, hold sb/sth up to, treat sb/sth with | be open to, face, invite, risk | fear
A faintly comic figure, he fears ridicule above all else.


an object of ridicule, a target for/of ridicule
The prime minister was becoming an object of ridicule.

Concise English dictionary

+language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
+the act of deriding or treating with contempt
+subject to laughter or ridicule