from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deserving or inspiring ridicule; absurd, preposterous, or silly. See Synonyms at foolish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration.
- adj. Involving or expressing ridicule.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worthy of ridicule or contemptuous laughter; exciting derision; amusingly absurd; preposterous.
- Expressive of ridicule; derisive; mocking.
- Abominable; outrageous; shocking.
- Synonyms Funny, Laughable, etc. (see ludicrous), absurd, preposterous, farcical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inspiring scornful pity
- adj. incongruous;inviting ridicule
- adj. broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
From Latin rīdiculus, laughable, from rīdēre, to laugh.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ridiculus ("laughable, ridiculous"); see ridicule. (Wiktionary)