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ri·dic·u·lous

 (rĭ-dĭk′yə-ləs)
adj.
Deserving or inspiring ridicule; absurd, preposterous, or silly. See Synonyms at foolish.

[From Latin rīdiculus, laughable, from rīdēre, to laugh.]

ri·dic′u·lous·ly adv.
ri·dic′u·lous·ness n.

ridiculous

(rɪˈdɪkjʊləs)
adj
worthy of or exciting ridicule; absurd, preposterous, laughable, or contemptible
[C16: from Latin rīdiculōsus, from rīdēre to laugh]
riˈdiculously adv
riˈdiculousness n

ri•dic•u•lous

(rɪˈdɪk yə ləs)

adj.
causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; laughable: a ridiculous plan.
[1540–50; < Late Latin rīdiculōsus laughable, droll, and Latin rīdiculus, adj. derivative of rīdiculum ridicule; see -ous]
ri•dic′u•lous•ly, adv.
ri•dic′u•lous•ness, n.
syn: See absurd.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ridiculous - inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
undignified - lacking dignity
2.ridiculous - incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
3.ridiculous - broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

ridiculous

adjective laughable, stupid, incredible, silly, outrageous, absurd, foolish, unbelievable, hilarious, ludicrous, preposterous, farcical, comical, zany, nonsensical, derisory, inane, risible, contemptible, cockamamie (slang, chiefly U.S.) It was an absolutely ridiculous decision.
serious, bright, smart, wise, reasonable, clever, intelligent, sensible, rational, logical, prudent, sane, solemn, well-thought-out, sagacious
Quotations
"It is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous" [Napoleon Bonaparte]
"The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime, makes the ridiculous; and one step above the ridiculous, makes the sublime again" [Thomas Paine The Age of Reason]

ridiculous

adjective
Translations
تافِهمُثير للسُّخْرِيَه
směšný
latterlig
naurettava
ridiculetartignole
smiješan
nevetséges
fáránlegur
ばかげた馬鹿らしい
웃기는
muļķīgssmieklīgs
smešen
löjlig
น่าหัวเราะ
lố bịch

ridiculous

[rɪˈdɪkjʊləs] ADJ [idea etc] → ridículo, absurdo
to look ridiculous [person] → estar ridículo; [thing] → ser ridículo
to make o.s. (look) ridiculousponerse en ridículo
don't be ridiculous!¡no seas ridículo!, no digas tonterías or chorradas
ridiculous!; how ridiculous!¡qué ridículo!, ¡qué estupidez!

ridiculous

[rɪˈdɪkjʊləs] adjridicule
Don't be ridiculous! → Ne sois pas ridicule!
You look ridiculous in that hat → Tu es ridicule avec ce chapeau.

ridiculous

adjlächerlich; don’t be ridiculousred keinen Unsinn; to make oneself (look) ridiculoussich lächerlich machen; to be made to look ridiculousder Lächerlichkeit preisgegeben werden; to take something to ridiculous extremes or lengthsetw bis ins Lächerliche or bis zur Lächerlichkeit übertreiben; to go to ridiculous lengths (to do something)großen Aufwand betreiben(, um etw zu tun)

ridiculous

[rɪˈdɪkjʊləs] adjridicolo/a
to make o.s. (look) ridiculous → rendersi ridicolo/a

ridiculous

(rəˈdikjuləs) adjective
very silly; deserving to be laughed at. That's a ridiculous suggestion; You look ridiculous in that hat!
riˈdiculously adverb
riˈdiculousness noun
ridicule (ˈridikjuːl) verb
to laugh at; to mock. They ridiculed him because he was wearing one brown shoe and one black shoe.
noun
laughter at someone or something; mockery. Despite the ridicule of his neighbours he continued to build a spaceship in his garden.

ridiculous

تافِه směšný latterlig lächerlich γελοίος ridículo naurettava ridicule smiješan ridicolo ばかげた 웃기는 belachelijk latterlig śmieszny ridículo смехотворный löjlig น่าหัวเราะ gülünç lố bịch 荒谬的
References in classic literature ?
He was very well aware that he ran no risk of being ridiculous in the eyes of Betsy or any other fashionable people.
Some of these were more or less appropriate: as Rusty, Retiring, Ruddy, Round, Ripe, Ridiculous, Ruminative; others, derived their point from their want of application: as Raging, Rattling, Roaring, Raffish.
Rachel says you went to church last Sunday with your hat rigged out ridiculous with roses and buttercups.
It would make a man so ridiculous, after going in for these fellows, to back out in such an incomprehensible way.
A LION seeing a Poodle fell into laughter at the ridiculous spectacle.
Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous.
He unexpectedly felt himself ridiculous, weak, and alone, with no ground to stand on.
Art, culture--in the face of the iron facts of biology such things were ridiculous, the exponents of such things only the more ridiculous.
Granted; but that is about to change, and we shall be ridiculous, even for Blois; for close to us will be seen the fashions from Paris, and they will perceive that we are in the fashion of Blois
said Estella, "to know what satisfaction it gives me to see those people thwarted, or what an enjoyable sense of the ridiculous I have when they are made ridiculous.
His imagination invested her with the taste for the fine arts which ho required from a wife, and he married her in her first season, only to discover that the amativeness in her temperament was so little and languid that she made all his attempts at fondness ridiculous, and robbed the caresses for which he had longed of all their anticipated ecstasy.
You said, according to him, that he would be one of those ridiculous clergymen who help to make the whole clergy ridiculous.