Tuesday, June 03, 2003
find humour in the mundane
Etymology: Latin ridiculosus (from ridiculum jest, from neuter of ridiculus) or ridiculus, literally, laughable, from ridEre to laugh
ri�dicu�lous�ly adv. , ri�dicu�lous�ness n.
Synonyms: Ludicrous; laughable; risible; droll; comical; absurd; preposterous
(1) Deserving or inspiring ridicule; absurd, preposterous, or silly.
(2) Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable
(3) Unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior.
(4) Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
so devoid of wisdom or good sense as to be laughable:
"the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"
"ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"
"a contribution so small as to be derisory"
"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"
the word of the day, of the week, of the month, of the year. my favorite word. "That's ridiculous"