Definition of ridicule in English:

ridicule

Line breaks: ridi|cule
Pronunciation: /ˈrɪdɪkjuːl
 
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noun

[mass noun]

verb

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Origin

late 17th century: from French, or from Latin ridiculum, neuter (used as a noun) of ridiculus 'laughable', from ridere 'to laugh'.

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