- Sheriff William Holligan said Reilly was an object of ridicule and his treatment by officers was unprofessional.
- A person who snores is often an object of ridicule and causes sleepless nights for others.
- Therefore, if Rousseau were interested in spiritualism, during his lifetime it need not have made him an object of ridicule.
- Singleton strikes the difficult balance between recapitulating stereotypes and ridiculing them in broad burlesque.
- The man was ridiculed, his claims dismissed, and his ethics attacked.
- It is a noble and powerful impulse, one not casually to be ridiculed or dismissed.
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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División en sílabas: rid·i·cule
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