What does ridicule mean?

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  1. (transitive) to criticize or disapprove of someone or something through scornful jocularity; to make fun of
  1. derision; mocking or humiliating words or behaviour
  2. An object of sport or laughter; a laughing stock.
  3. The quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
  1. (obsolete) ridiculous
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