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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a message whose content is at variance with reason;
[syn: absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving or expressing ridicule. [R.] [1913 Webster] [It] provokes me to ridiculous smiling. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: Ludicrous; laughable; risible; droll; comical; absurd; preposterous. See Ludicrous. [1913 Webster] --- Ri*dic"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Ri*dic"u*lous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ridiculousness n 1: a message whose content is at variance with reason [syn: absurdity, absurdness, ridiculousness]