Ridiculous

Ri*dic"u*lous

(?), a. [L. ridiculosus, ridiculus, fr. ridere to laigh. Cf. Risible.] 1. Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior.
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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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2. Involving or expressing ridicule. [R.]
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[It] provokes me to ridiculous smiling.
Shak.
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Syn. -- Ludicrous; laughable; risible; droll; comical; absurd; preposterous. See Ludicrous.
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--- Ri*dic"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Ri*dic"u*lous*ness, n.
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