lampoon
[ lam-poon ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; French from French lampon, said to be from lampons ‘let us guzzle’ (used as a refrain), from lamper ‘gulp down’, nasalized form of laper ‘to lap (liquid)’
Synonyms
  • satirize
  • mock
  • ridicule
  • make fun of
  • poke fun at
  • parody
  • rag
  • tease
Antonyms
  • applaud
  • approve
  • praise
  • support
Definition
publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm
Example
A) The politician didn't appreciate being lampooned by the media. B) The new CFO was lampooned by the press for business decisions he made at a previous company.
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