speech or action intended to cause contemptuous laughter at a person or thing; derision.
verb (used with object), ridiculed, ridiculing.
to deride; make fun of.
language or behaviour intended to humiliate or mock; derision
(transitive) to make fun of, mock, or deride
[self-rahy-chuh s, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈraɪ tʃəs, ˈsɛlf-/ adjective 1. confident of one’s own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others. self-righteous adjective 1. having or showing an exaggerated awareness of one’s own virtuousness or rights
[self-rahy-ting] /sɛlfˈraɪ tɪŋ/ adjective 1. able to or designed to right itself or oneself after falling or capsizing.
adjective, Cookery. 1. rising without the addition of leaven: self-rising pancake flour.
noun 1. a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc.: the rules of chess. 2. the code of regulations observed by a religious order or congregation: the Franciscan rule. 3. the customary or normal circumstance, occurrence, manner, practice, quality, etc.: the rule rather than the exception. 4. control, government, or dominion: under the […]