HyperDic: ridiculous

English > 3 senses of the word ridiculous:
ADJECTIVEallridiculous, pathetic, sillyinspiring scornful pity
allridiculous, absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterousincongruous
allridiculous, farcical, ludicrousbroadly or extravagantly humorous
ridiculous > pronunciation
Soundsrihdih'kyahlahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > ridiculous: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginspiring scornful pity.
Synonymspathetic, silly
Broaderundignifiedlacking dignity
Spanishpatético, ridículo, tonto
Catalanridícul
Nounsridiculethe act of deriding or treating with contempt / contempt
English > ridiculous: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningincongruous;inviting ridicule.
Example "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
Synonymsabsurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous
BroaderfoolishDevoid of good sense or judgment
Spanishabsurdo, disparatado, estúpido, incongruente, irracional, ridículo
Catalanabsurd, desraonat, estúpid, incoherent, incongruent, irracional, ridícul
Nounsridiculousnessa message whose content is at variance with reason
English > ridiculous: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningbroadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce.
Synonymsfarcical, ludicrous
Broaderhumorous, humourousFull of or characterized by humor
Spanishabsurdo, grotesco, irrisorio, ridículo
Catalanabsurd, grotesc, irrisori, ridícul
Nounsridiculelanguage or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
ridiculousnessa message whose content is at variance with reason
Adverbsridiculouslyso as to arouse or deserve laughter

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