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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
2. Discriminative Affections
 
856. Ridicule.
 
  
NOUN:RIDICULE, derision; sardonic -smile, - grin; irrision [obs.], snicker or snigger, grin, twit [rare]; scoffing (disrespect) [See Disrespect]; mockery, quiz, banter, irony, persiflage, raillery, chaff, badinage [F.]; quizzing &c. v.; asteism.
  SQUIB, satire, skit, quip, quib [obs.].
  BURLESQUE, parody, travesty, travestie [F.]; farce (drama) [See The Drama]; caricature.
  BUFFOONERY (fun) [See Amusement]; practical joke, horseplay, roughhouse [slang].
  
VERB:RIDICULE, deride; laugh at, grin at, smile at; snicker or snigger; laugh in one’s sleeve; banter, rally, chaff, joke, twit, quiz, poke fun at, roast [slang], guy [colloq., U. S.], jolly [colloq.], rag [slang, Eng.]; haze [U. S.]; tehee or teehee; fleer; play upon, play tricks upon; get the laugh on [slang]; fool, - to the top of one’s bent; show up.
  turn into ridicule; make merry with; make -fun, - game, - a fool, - an April fool- of; rally; scoff (disrespect) [See Disrespect].
  BURLESQUE, satirize, parody, caricature, travesty.
  BE RIDICULOUS [See Ridiculousness]; raise a laugh (amuse) [See Amusement]; play the fool, make a fool of oneself.
  
ADJECTIVE:DERISIVE, derisory, mock; sarcastic, ironical, quizzical, burlesque, Hudibrastic, Rabelaisian; scurrilous (disrespectful) [See Disrespect].
  
ADVERB:IN RIDICULE &c. n.; as a joke, to raise a laugh.
  
INTERJECTION:“What fools these mortals be!” [M. N. D.].

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