VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

2. Discriminative Affections
Ridiculousness.

[Nouns] ridiculousness; comicality, oddity; extravagance, drollery.

farce, comedy; burlesque (ridicule) [more]; buffoonery (fun) [more]; frippery; doggerel verses; absurdity [more]; bombast (unmeaning) [more]; anticlimax, bathos; monstrosity (unconformity) [more]; laughingstock [more].

[Verbs] be ridiculous; pass from the sublime to the ridiculous; make one laugh; play the fool, make a fool of oneself, commit an absurdity.

[Adjectives] ridiculous, ludicrous; comical; droll, funny, laughable, pour rire, grotesque, farcical, odd; whimsical, whimsical as a dancing bear; fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum, quizzical, quaint, bizarre; screaming; eccentric (unconformable) [more]; strange, outlandish, out of the way, baroque; awkward (ugly) [more].

extravagant, outre, monstrous, preposterous, bombastic, inflated, stilted, burlesque, mock heroic.

drollish; seriocomic, tragicomic; gimcrack, contemptible (unimportant) [more]; doggerel; ironical (derisive) [more]; risible.

[Phrases] risum teneatis amici [Horace]; rideret Heraclitus; du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas [Napoleon].

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