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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ri·dic·u·lous /rəˈdɪkjələs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ri·dic·u·lous a.
 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.
 2. Involving or expressing ridicule. [R.]
    [It] provokes me to ridiculous smiling.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Ludicrous; laughable; risible; droll; comical; absurd; preposterous. See Ludicrous.
 --- Ri*dic*u*lous*ly, adv. -- Ri*dic*u*lous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and
             unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting
             on in years"- Dashiell Hammett [syn: pathetic, silly]
      2: completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "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" [syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory,
          idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous]
      3: broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the
         wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green
         hair" [syn: farcical, ludicrous]