ridiculer

Definitions

  • WHICH LOOKS THE MOST RIDICULOUS
    WHICH LOOKS THE MOST RIDICULOUS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ridiculer a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A spinster instructs a group of younger ladies on the unnecessary nature of husbands. The caption says, “Nonsense, my dears! Husbands are ridiculous things & are quite unnecessary!” A spinster instructs a group of younger ladies on the unnecessary nature of husbands. The caption says, “Nonsense, my...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple
    • n Ridiculer One who ridicules.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: President Grover Cleveland was a draft dodger. He hired someone to enter the service in his place, for which he was ridiculed by his political opponent, James G. Blaine. It was soon discovered, however, that Blaine had done the same thing himself.
    • n ridiculer One who ridicules.
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.”
  • Albert Camus
    Albert%20Camus
    “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.”
  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “My wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    Kin%20Hubbard
    “Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family.”
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    “My prayer to God is a very short one: O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous! God has granted it.”

Idioms

From the sublime to the ridiculous - If something declines considerably in quality or importance, it is said to have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.
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Usage

In literature:

Its passion, therefore, became ridicule.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Write and deliver a five-minute speech ridiculing a speaker who uses bombast, pomposity and over-enthusiasm.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Every nation imagines it employs the most reasonable ones; but all are equally simple, and none are to be treated as ridiculous.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
A little ridiculous they always seem to me, with their chatter and what not.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
What a ridiculous situation!
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
You certainly have shown up two ridiculous figures.
"Piano and Song" by Friedrich Wieck
Moreover, a sense of the ridiculous is a sound preservative of social virtues.
"Americans and Others" by Agnes Repplier
Still, we are told, it was ridiculously weak in her to lose her reason.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
He was plainly a man of some character; the whole position was so ridiculous and yet he paid no attention.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
In either case it is ridiculous.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
This is no time for teasing and jesting, still less for mocking ridicule.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
The partisans of the different sects see each other very ridiculous and foolish.
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
The very idea is ridiculous.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Meanwhile, the position of affairs was decidedly ridiculous.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
For two years she had dreamed that dream, and then it had curled up and fallen to dust under Helena's ridicule.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
She felt that she was being treated like a child, and that Johnstone must see it and think it ridiculous.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
Heavy was so ridiculous that it was impossible not to be amused.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
One would think that this ridicule would put the learned Dr. Newton to flight; but it will not until he is through with the fools.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Women always think you ridiculous if you don't understand everything, and they remember and talk about it.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
It would have been too ridiculous if beauty and ugliness had in reality paired together.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

And he turned a little paler
When there came a sudden squall;
For this funny little sailor
Was ridiculously small.
"The Pirate Poodle" by Carolyn Wells
His views of heaven were very free;
His views of life were painfully
Ridiculous; but fervently
He dwelt on marriage sanctity.
"A Moral Vindicator" by Francis Bret Harte
When dire misfortunes on us wait,
Pity, or ridicule's our fate.
Each is bestow'd, and each rejected;
Just as we're re-or dis-respected.
"The Parson In Pickle" by William Hutton
Y was a young Yellowhammer,
Who raised a ridiculous clamor;
And he chattered until
An owl said, "Keep still!
I'm trying to study my grammar."
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
His state-craft was the Golden Rule,
His right of vote a sacred trust;
Clear, over threat and ridicule,
All heard his challenge: "Is it just?"
"Sumner" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When you go underground with all your airs,
Your kindly lies and your ridiculous prayers,
You shall not ever fear to face again
The strong man's rage, the woman wild with pain
Nor song nor sigh will beat upon your brain.
"Song for a Singer" by John Shaw Neilson

In news:

It hits all the right notes in terms of ridiculous tone.
2, 2007) I reported any number of ridiculous stories over the course of my career — all brilliant conceptions of bone-headed editors.
8 ridiculous holiday disaster stories.
Christie calls made-to-order bills report 'completely ridiculous'.
Star-Ledger file photo Gov Christie called the report in The Sunday Star-Ledger "completely ridiculous" and "a bunch of research and a conspiracy theory in search of a story".
Because my column this morning already was so ridiculously long, I left out a point I wanted to make.
Shantay Small, as it turns out, was not exempt from ridicule at all.
We can all agree that head rugs and hair plugs are usually ridiculous looking.
Quite a few white men are having more than a bad day Is ridiculing them the best we can do.
John's camp says these claims are 'just as absurd and ridiculous as the first one.
And I have to say, he's ridiculously cute.
Skinny jeans on dudes are ridiculous.
Last month, we discussed the ridiculous sport of ' planking ' on my show.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has apologized to a Colorado Springs newspaper reporter after ridiculing and physically threatening him during an encounter earlier this month at a campaign event for President Obama.
My name is Rich Schuster, and I'll be your host for this journey into the wide world of service ridiculousness.
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In science:

Now we know that long-duration GRBs are cosmological, originate in galaxies, are associated with supernovae (SNe) and have energies that would be ridiculously large for a stellar spherical explosion (a fireball).
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
There simply is no Bell Local theory that is in agreement with experiment, so it is ridiculous to reject any one particular theory (which does agree with experiment!) merely on the grounds that it violates Bell Locality.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
However equating the curvature of spacetime to the probability function is now clearly ridiculous.
Quantum fields as gravitational sources
The libraries, however, are dated and the license restrictions ridiculous.
Random Numbers in Scientific Computing: An Introduction
The preceding proof shows that the construction in Proposition 2.2 yields all presemifields, and each one in ridiculously many ways.
A projection construction for semifields
Somewhere between ridiculous pedantry and erroneous formulation there presumably exists a reasonably precise way of specifying a problem in English [Dodd 90].
Attempto Controlled English (ACE)
In terms of temperature, this gives ridiculously large numbers.
3d SU(N) + adjoint Higgs theory and finite temperature QCD
In other words, the existence of the well-defined underlying theory does yield quite powerful consequences for our understanding of the quantum theories, especially in getting rid of the ridiculous Reg and Ren operations and directing our attention to the resolution of the ambiguities.
On the underlying theory approach for quantum theories
If so, how ridiculous they are for the numbers of the wrong bits are noninteger.
Mutual information, bit error rate and security in W\'{o}jcik's scheme
Random-citing model is used not to ridicule the scientists, but because it can be exactly solved using available mathematical methods, while yielding a better match with data than any existing model.
A mathematical theory of citing
Though it seems to be a very ridiculous choice (for example, it can not be positive everywhere), but as we shall see it lead to a welldefined noise for x.
SLE with Jumps and Conformal Null Vectors
In any case, the apparent observation of vacuum energy that is ridiculously small from a microphysical perspective, but importantly large from a cosmological perspective, certainly encourages explanation based on selection.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
The ultimate result is a ridiculous maximum a posteriori solution of 57 bins.
Optimal Data-Based Binning for Histograms
The problem with the exceptional algebras is that if one attempts to use the same ansatz then the construction will work but the charge of the monopoles will be ridiculously high.
BPS Monopoles
This would require ridiculously high energies.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
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