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


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

      adv : so as to arouse or deserve laughter; "her income was
            laughably small, but she managed to live well" [syn: laughably,
             ludicrously, preposterously]