The wackiest of Mormon teachings—many unknown to practicing Mormons today—have been dredged up and held to ridicule.
If names like “DeShawn” and “Shanice” are fair targets for ridicule, then the same should be true for “Saxby” and “Tagg.”
The entire musical was engineered to ridicule such repression and to milk the maximum amount of laughter from the endeavor.
After he went public, Steed was the target of ridicule and gossip and even received hate mail.
With his Fox show ending, liberals are inclined to ridicule Glenn Beck.
Colani has spent a page to ridicule it, and show that it is not fit for its place.
At the same time, they have their use, where they do not create their ridicule.
He had pluck to spare, but ridicule is the hardest thing to face in life.
Young men are so governed by fashion, and so afraid of ridicule.
Ye Mussulmans, if God chastiseth you for violating the five precepts, how hath he raised up the Franks who ridicule them?
1680s, "make ridiculous," from ridicule (n.) or else from French ridiculer, from ridicule. Meaning "make fun of" is from c.1700. Related: Ridiculed; ridiculing.
1670s, "absurd thing;" 1680s, "words or actions meant to invoke ridicule," from French ridicule, noun use of adjective (15c.), or from Latin ridiculum "laughing matter, joke," from noun use of neuter of ridiculus (see ridiculous).
"He who brings ridicule to bear against truth, finds in his hand a blade without a hilt." [Walter Savage Landor, "Imaginary Conversations"]