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.
Etymology: 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
Examples of ridiculous in a Sentence
I think it's ridiculous. I'll have, I'm a delegator. I find great people. I find absolutely great people, and I'll find them in our armed services, and I find absolutely great people.
Our Judeo-Christian culture is far superior to the Islamic one, i can give you a million reasons. But here is an important one: We have humor and they don't. ... Islam does not allow free speech, because free speech shows how evil and wrong Islam is. And Islam does not allow humor, because humor shows how foolish and ridiculous it is.
The Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely right. It's ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely.
There are still fossil fuel subsidies from G7 countries — that's ridiculous, why we are subsidizing something we know is killing our children, poisoning them and affecting their ability to learn ? That's beyond me.
There are many, many stocks, especially in the energy sector, that were just trading at absolute ridiculous prices to their fair market valuation.
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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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