from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Deserving or inspiring ridicule; absurd, preposterous, or silly. synonym: foolish.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration.
- adjective rare Involving or expressing ridicule.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Deserving of
ridicule; foolish; absurd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective inspiring scornful pity
- adjective incongruous;inviting ridicule
- adjective broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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."
Back in NoMa, Bruce Tallerman , a writer who is a 12-year resident, called the name "ridiculous."
Scholes was one of the few players Ferguson absolved of any blame for what he described as a "ridiculous" and "careless" second-half performance.
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.