Rídicule. n.s. [ridicule, Fr. ridiculum, Lat.] Wit of that species that provokes laughter.
Sacred to ridicule his whole life long,
And the sad burthen of some merry song. Pope.
Touch'd and sham'd by ridicule alone. Pope.
Those, who aim at ridicule,
Should fix upon some certain rule,
Which fairly hints they are in jest. Swift's Miscellanies.