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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 ?
That's one of the ridiculous things which men always say.
There was a strange blending of the ridiculous with that which was solemn in this scene.
Yet the laughter of her sister in advance with the Kearney brothers seemed to make the reserve with which she tried to crush further familiarity only ridiculous.
It was overpoweringly ridiculous,--we must honestly confess it, --the deportment of the maiden lady while setting her shop in order for the public eye.
It may seem ridiculous, but it reminded me of General Washington's head, as seen in the popular busts of him.
That same infinitely thin, isinglass substance, which, I admit, invests the entire body of the whale, is not so much to be regarded as the skin of the creature, as the skin of the skin, so to speak; for it were simply ridiculous to say, that the proper skin of the tremendous whale is thinner and more tender than the skin of a new-born child.
It's ridiculous,' says I, `and don't do no sort o' good.
Sir Kay told how he had en- countered me in a far land of barbarians, who all wore the same ridiculous garb that I did -- a garb that was a work of enchantment, and intended to make the wearer secure from hurt by human hands.
They said they were wet and felt ridiculous and did not care anything for descriptions of scenery.
It makes me feel ridiculous to think I was soft enough to BELIEVE that rubbage.
As the "sold" congregation trooped out they said they would almost be willing to be made ridiculous again to hear Old Hundred sung like that once more.
Poor misplaced, belittled Lorenzo de Medici Ran- dall, thought ridiculous and good-for-naught by his associates, because he resembled them in nothing