Textual thesaurus for "ridiculous"

(adj) pathetic, silly

inspiring scornful pity

how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years- Dashiell Hammett

(adj) ludicrous, farcical

broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

the wild farcical exuberance of a clown; ludicrous green hair

(adj) absurd, derisory, cockeyed, idiotic, ludicrous, laughable, preposterous, nonsensical

incongruous;inviting ridicule

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