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Definition of rediculous

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1. ridiculous [ a ] inspiring scornful pity
Examples: "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

His addle-brained knight-errant , self appointed to the ridiculous position in an age when armor had already been relegated to museums and the chivalrous code of knight-errantry had become a joke , is , as Cervantes no_doubt intended , a gaunt but gracious symbol of good , moving soberly and sincerely in a world of cynics , hypocrites and rogues .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Piepsam is grotesque , a disturbing parody ; his end is ridiculous and trivial .

Hieronymus , like Piepsam , makes his protest quite in_vain , and his rejection , though not fatal , is ridiculous and humiliating ; he is simply thrown_out of the shop by the porter .

Synonyms ridiculous silly pathetic Related Terms undignified

2. ridiculous [ a ] completely devoid of wisdom or good sense
Examples: "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework" "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"

Used in print:

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

It was a ridiculous situation and Rector knew it , for Hino , frankly partisan , openly gregarious , would make a poor espionage_agent .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

Even then , as you go_into the house oppressed by the knowledge that something_is_cooking and that your house has passed under this unaccountable , official control , could you go_on forgetting that you still had that ridiculous hat on your head and you were still carrying that childish horn in your hand ?

Synonyms ridiculous preposterous absurd idiotic nonsensical cockeyed ludicrous laughable derisory Related Terms foolish

3. ridiculous [ a ] broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
Examples: "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown" "ludicrous green hair"

Synonyms ludicrous ridiculous farcical Related Terms humorous

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