"ridiculed" in the verb sense
1. ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun
subject to laughter or ridicule
"The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"
"The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"
"His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
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