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
I do know that Borges thought the term ridiculous, and argued that then absolutely all the Western world was Latin, inasmuch as the Roman influence extended over all European cultures.
The defense team objected to Parrella's use of the phrase "ridiculous and unbelievable."
Scholes was one of the few players Ferguson absolved of any blame for what he described as a "ridiculous" and "careless" second-half performance.
Back in NoMa, Bruce Tallerman , a writer who is a 12-year resident, called the name "ridiculous."
Noting he can make what he calls ridiculous money on the lecture circuit.
When Rush started he joked all the time about what he called the ridiculous and hysterical exaggerated characterizations that liberals had of conservatives.
He thinks that the Security Council should be praising his country instead of condemning it, in what he called ridiculous statements.
Today the Democrat is sounding fed up and frustrated by what he calls the ridiculous attempts to get back at him politically.
'Electro-biology,' a term ridiculous as 'suggestion' and more so.
A few approved highly of my conduct; while many not only blamed, but publicly derided me, for what they termed a ridiculous weakness.