The Veep has been ridiculed by many, but to be so dissed by al Qaeda is cold.
I was among those outraged when Clinton was ridiculed for going without makeup during her tenure as Secretary of State.
Conservative columnist George Will ridiculed “the cult of arms control,” writing, “The Soviets want victories; we want treaties.”
Basically, the biggest comedy blockbuster of the summer ridiculed the very notion of the summer blockbuster itself.
President Eisenhower was ridiculed as a conspiracy theorist for his famous remark about the “military-industry complex.”
Maui, the son, came along and ridiculed his father for thinking so much of his work.
Never in my life did I feel so awkward as then, and it was not strange that you ridiculed me so.
Humanitarians and philanthropists were as yet an obscure and ridiculed sect.
I was now called on to ship, and was ridiculed for wishing to turn shad-man.
Halstead was inclined to make light of the matter, and ridiculed the girls, but Addison did not say much about it.
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"]