Ridiculous

The ridiculous is that which is highly incongruous or inferior, sometimes deliberately so to make people laugh or get their attention, and sometimes unintended so as to be considered laughable and earn or provoke ridicule and derision. It comes from the 1540s Latin `ridiculosus` meaning `laughable`, from `ridiculus` meaning `that which exci...
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Ridiculous

• (a.) Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior. • (a.) Involving or expressing ridicule.
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ridiculous

1. Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior. 'Agricola, discerning that those little targets and unwieldy glaives ill pointed would soon become ridiculous against the thrust and close, commanded three Batavian cohorts . . . To draw up and come to handy strokes.' (Milton)
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Ridiculous

Ri·dic'u·lous adjective [ Latin ridiculosus , ridiculus , from ridere to laigh. Confer Risible .] 1. Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior. « Agricola, discerning that t...
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