self-ridicule

self-ridicule

n
the act of ridiculing oneself
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Many times, Buhari comes across as someone with an insatiable gluttony for self-ridicule in his awkward attempts at humour.
Nou praises the performance of the lead actor, Filipino rock icon Pepe Smith: It 'adds authenticity and self-ridicule, [in light of his] experience in the music industry.
"Yay!" I'd say in the mirror, cracking up sometimes, but ploughing through it, pushing past the self-ridicule. "I love this!"
With the same gentle affection, attention for detail and a sense of self-ridicule that makes The Far Corner so entertaining, in "The first thirty years are the worst", he's turned out twice-weekly columns since June that perfectly capture the unique role football plays in our region.
Five years in power were enough for them to lead the country to bankruptcy and the party to self-ridicule and into disrepute.
To put it any other way is an act of self-denial, proclaiming ourselves to be people we are not, confining ourselves to self-ridicule when spreading our wings of imperialism to defend not the interests of Americans, all Americans, but the interests of global capitalists.
What's more, as long as British banks invest in cluster bombs, British arm companies do business with wealthy dictators, PR firms practice their "dark arts" on behalf of dubious governments under the cover of weak lobbying laws, London engages in self-ridicule every time its talks of promoting British values, human rights, democracy.
The erratic behaviour of Col Gadaffi which bordered on self-ridicule reinforced the general view held by the international community about Col Gadaffi: unpredictable, vindictive and vicious individual who had nothing but contempt for public opinion.
Fans of The Ricky Gervais Show will be familiar with Merchant's quick witted sense of humour, self-ridicule at his lumbering and spindly frame and his ability to strip down a situation and point out the absurd.
And while Abelow insinuates humor in "Mystic Truths"--the irony of gaudy metallic paint on burlap, conflating "hang me" with "harder faster"--there is blatant wit in this visualized self-ridicule.
Two other actors (Kamil Yousef and Sandra Melhim) follow him in awkward silence as Sabbah moves about the stage, as if to affirm his self-ridicule.
Bai Gano, sliced and diced as a national figure of self-ridicule for more than a century, purveys this natural essence to Europe, transforming rose oil into a commodity somehow out of the experience and reach of those who created it.