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ridicule noun

ADJ. general, public

VERB + RIDICULE 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.

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