pathetic, ridiculous, silly(adj)
inspiring scornful pity
"how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)
"the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "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"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous(adj)
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
"the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.
Adam's hair is ridiculous.
Origin: From ridiculus; see ridicule.
fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior
involving or expressing ridicule
Ridiculous is an album by the British New Wave group Squeeze. It is the band's eleventh studio album, and it introduces new drummer Kevin Wilkinson. As on the previous album, Some Fantastic Place, the band recorded one song penned by Keith Wilkinson. This time, however, Keith was not permitted to perform the lead vocals. That song, "Got to Me", is the last Wilkinson would write with Squeeze. Chris Difford sings lead on two songs, "Long Face" and "Fingertips". He had not performed lead on an album cut since "Slaughtered, Gutted and Heartbroken" and "Love Circles" on the 1989 album Frank. This record was produced by Glenn Tilbrook and Peter Smith.
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Rank popularity for the word 'ridiculous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2119
Rank popularity for the word 'ridiculous' in Adjectives Frequency: #636
The numerical value of ridiculous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of ridiculous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to be.
All the passions make us commit faults love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.
The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
The drug companies control the drug industry, I mean it's ridiculous, and the military companies -- I mean it's ridiculous.
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- ridículCatalan, Valencian
- irrigarri, barregarriBasque
- amaideachScottish Gaelic
- 馬鹿らしい, ばかげたJapanese
- śmieszny, absurdalny, niedorzecznyPolish
- น่าขัน, ไร้สาระThai
- saçma, tuhaf, gülünç, komikTurkish
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