ridiculousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ridiculousness - a message whose content is at variance with reason
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning

ridiculousness

noun
Translations
إثارَةٌ للسُّخْرِيَه
směšnost
latterlighed
nevetségesség
fáránleiki
gülünçlük

ridiculousness

[rɪˈdɪkjʊləsnɪs] Nridiculez f

ridiculousness

ridiculousness

[rɪˈdɪkjʊləsnɪs] nridicolaggine f

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.
References in classic literature ?
Toward noon they were within speaking distance of the British vessel, but when Clayton had nearly decided to ask the captain to put them aboard her, the obvious ridiculousness of such a request became suddenly apparent.
When I showed him the ridiculousness of all this, he said, 'Well, if you were one of Napoleon's pages in 1812, you might let me bury my leg in the Moscow cemetery.
The intrinsic ridiculousness of the situation was too much for his sense of humour.
Grave, dignified, sombre, a laugh made him frantic to ridiculousness.
Now, Robert, none of your ridiculousness," his wife warned him.
A sense of the ridiculousness of his mission had come upon him.
In terms of ridiculousness, Aston Villa's astro turf 'Villa' sign takes some stopping, yet only makes its way on to this list of festive misery in sixth position.
Can't wait for the dance floor bloopers on Ridiculousness
As affected by the dark days of the country as he was, Joe was able to use his mischievous wit to great effect, to prick the pomposity and ridiculousness of the political process here.
Combining acting with searing observations of modern-day life, they promise to "tear off the Band Aid of popular culture and expose the absurdities of the world we live in," assembling a dizzying combination of ridiculousness and pathos.
Yep, there are indeed people who have enough time on their hands to partake in such ridiculousness.
AThe first series of Machiavellian hip-hop melodrama Empire drew to an explosive close last Tuesday after 12 weeks of salacious and extraordinary ridiculousness.