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My parents are both very funny but they're also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I'm just a lunatic. I don't know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I'm just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It's not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles.
Emma Stone

Meaning of "ridiculousness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RIDICULOUSNESS

ridiculousness  [rɪˈdɪkjʊləsnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RIDICULOUSNESS

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ridiculousness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RIDICULOUSNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ridiculousness

Ridiculous

The ridiculous is that which is highly incongruous or inferior, sometimes deliberately so to make people laugh or get their attention, and sometimes unintended so as to be considered laughable and earn or provoke ridicule and derision. It comes from the 1540s Latin "ridiculosus" meaning "laughable", from "ridiculus" meaning "that which excites laughter", and from "ridere" meaning "to laugh". "Ridiculous" is an adjective describing "the ridiculous". In common usage, "ridiculousness" is used as a synonym for absurdity or nonsense. From a historical and technical viewpoint, "absurdity" is associated with invalid argumentation and reasoning, "nonsense" with semantics and meaning, while "ridiculous" is most associated with laughter, superiority, deformity, and incongruity. Reductio ad absurdum is a valid method of argument, while reductio ad ridiculum is invalid. Argument by invective declaration of ridiculous is invalid, while arguments involving declarations of nonsense may summarize a cogent semantic problem with lack or meaning or ambiguity.

Definition of ridiculousness in the English dictionary

The definition of ridiculousness in the dictionary is the quality of being ridiculous.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RIDICULOUSNESS


breathlessness
ˈbreθləsnɪs
callousness
ˈkæləsnɪs
carelessness
ˈkeələsnɪs
garrulousness
ˈɡærʊləsnɪs
helplessness
ˈhɛlpləsnɪs
hopelessness
ˈhəʊpləsnɪs
joblessness
ˈdʒɒbləsnɪs
lawlessness
ˈlɔːləsnɪs
meticulousness
mɪˈtɪkjʊləsnɪs
oraculousness
ɒˈrækjʊləsnɪs
powerlessness
ˈpaʊələsnɪs
recklessness
ˈrɛkləsnɪs
restlessness
ˈrɛstləsnɪs
scrupulousness
ˈskruːpjʊləsnɪs
selflessness
ˈselfləsnɪs
sleeplessness
ˈsliːpləsnɪs
thoughtlessness
ˈθɔːtləsnɪs
timelessness
ˈtaɪmləsnɪs
unscrupulousness
ʌnˈskruːpjʊləsnɪs
uselessness
ˈjuːsləsnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RIDICULOUSNESS

ridgy-didge
ridic
ridicule
ridiculer
ridiculous
ridiculously
riding
riding boots
riding breeches
riding crop
riding habit
riding high
riding jacket
riding lamp
riding light
riding master
riding school
riding stable
riding stables
riding whip

WORDS THAT END LIKE RIDICULOUSNESS

biliousness
business
consciousness
dangerousness
deliciousness
deviousness
flawlessness
heedlessness
hilariousness
homelessness
jealousness
nervousness
obviousness
preciousness
rebelliousness
religiousness
righteousness
seriousness
statelessness
unconsciousness
viciousness

Synonyms and antonyms of ridiculousness in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ridiculousness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RIDICULOUSNESS

Find out the translation of ridiculousness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ridiculousness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ridiculousness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荒谬
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ridiculez
570 millions of speakers

English

ridiculousness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

असंगति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السخافة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нелепость
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ridiculousness
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ridiculousness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ridicule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ridiculousness
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lächerlichkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ばかばかしさ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우스꽝
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ridiculousness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lố bịch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ridiculousness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हास्यास्पदता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

anlamsızlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ridicolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

śmieszność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безглуздість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ridicol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γελοιότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

belaglikheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

NARRAKTIGHET
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ridiculousness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ridiculousness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RIDICULOUSNESS»

The term «ridiculousness» is regularly used and occupies the 61.496 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RIDICULOUSNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ridiculousness

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3 QUOTES WITH «RIDICULOUSNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ridiculousness.
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Billy Childish
We are not actually in charge of life, yet behave as if we are the masters of our own destiny. The realization of this fact is quite a hard one. The ridiculousness of our pomposity and presumption can only result in anger or humor.
2
Kaskade
I do feel like there's a level of ridiculousness going on in electronic music... It's getting borderline absurd out there.
3
Emma Stone
My parents are both very funny but they're also relatively soft-spoken, normal human beings while I'm just a lunatic. I don't know where this loud, ballsy, hammy ridiculousness came from. I'm just glad I followed my goals and my parents did too. It's not like we even had a plan when I dragged my mom to Los Angeles.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RIDICULOUSNESS»

Discover the use of ridiculousness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ridiculousness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for ...
As the 18 million gluten-intolerants & 3 million celiac disease sufferers in the US can attest, living gluten-free isn't a lot of fun, but author April Peveteaux has at least managed to make it funny.
April Peveteaux, 2013
2
The Heights of Ridiculousness: The Feats of Baseball's ...
Presents humorous stories about baseball's history and colorful characters
Jack Kavanagh, 1998
3
Mind the Bollocks: A Riotous Rant Through the Ridiculousness ...
Rock star egos, concept albums, pretentious behavior, nonsense songs, and silly sunglasses are all targeted in this bile-spitting, spleen-venting, comical rant through the utter ridiculousness of rock 'n' roll's raucous history Like the ...
Johnny Sharp, 2012
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The Triumph of the Ordinary: Depictions of Daily Life in the ...
In this (figure), he recognizes his own weakness and laughs about his own ridiculousness. And if the ridiculousness in the depicted individual becomes one with the ridiculousness of the corresponding society so that the laughter about both ...
Joshua Feinstein, 2002
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The Basic Humor Process: A Cognitive-Shift Theory and the ...
In the present context, though not in all, the terms “absurdity,” “ridiculousness,” and “the ludicrous” — or better, the grammatically parallel “ludicrousness” — are synonymous or nearly so. Perhaps “ridiculousness,” though unwieldy, best ...
Robert L. Latta, 1999
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Minima Memoria: In the Wake of Jean-François Lyotard
We learn from Kafka's narrator that ridiculousness has the power of agency and aging. It is not merely that his ugliness makes him ridiculous, but, more to the point, that ridiculousness increases his age and ugliness, further sullying his son.
Claire Nouvet, Zrinka Stahuljak, Kent Still, 2007
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The ÜberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell
The trope of ridiculousness subverts the gravity of biblical patriarchy or shows what was always there, left untouched. It prepares the grounds for a world-class masochistic introject, for another internalization of the first father, humiliated and ...
Avital Ronell, Diane Davis, 2008
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Philosophy and Tragedy
Indeed, there is a specifically comic ridiculousness, and it is to this that Hegel refers when in the Phenomenology he ridicules the epic heroes and their gods. Comical ridiculousness of an individual requires that 'it is obvious that he is not so ...
Simon Sparks, Miguel de Beistegui, 2005
9
Southeast Asia Over Three Generations: Essays Presented to ...
LAUGHING. AT. LEVIATHAN: JOHN. FURNIVALL,. DUTCH. NEW. GUINEA,. AND. THE. RIDICULOUSNESS. OF. COLONIAL. RULE. Danilyn Rutherford One step above the sublime, makes the ridiculous. Thomas Paine, 17951 . . . strictly ...
Benedict Richard O'Gorman Anderson, James T. Siegel, Audrey Kahin, 2003
10
Carlo Emilio Gadda and the Modern Macaronic
to its subjection of the myth of bourgeois subjective wholeness to a sadomasochistic exhibitionism of ridiculousness and ridicule. At the heart of this frenzy of satiric mutilation, as Flaubert knew well, lies a linguistic double bind. For if the novel, ...
Albert Sbragia, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RIDICULOUSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ridiculousness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Who Is Bryiana Noelle Flores? 'Ridiculousness' Host Rob Dyrdek …
Rob Dyrdek, the former star of “Rob and Big” and the current host of MTV's “Ridiculousness,” has some big news. The former professional skateboarder got ... «International Business Times, Apr 15»
2
'Ridiculousness' Star Steelo Brim -- Investigated For Allegedly …
MTV's "Ridiculousness" star Sterling "Steelo" Brim is accused of sexually assaulting a porn star in NYC, but claims it's BS, and she threatened to concoct a phony ... «TMZ.com, Apr 15»
3
Chanel West Coast, Of MTV's 'Ridiculousness,' Manhandled By …
Just ask Chanel West Coast, a Young Money signed rapper, who's also one of the host of MTV's"Ridiculousness." TMZ posted a video of the 26-year-old being ... «Design & Trend, Apr 15»
4
"Cat bro" Danny Brown discusses his love for felines on MTV's …
It looks like we may have to hit up Danny Brown for a session with his cat now, as he's just gone on MTV's show Ridiculousness to discuss his love for felines ... «The 405, Feb 15»
5
The hilarious ridiculousness of the new Star Wars' crossguard …
Like the rest of us, Machinima Happy Hour wondered what would happen after the crossguard lightsaber scene in the new Star Wars trailer. Unlike the rest of us, ... «Gizmodo, Dec 14»
6
Rob Dyrdek Returns With the Final Season of 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy …
Rob's World continues on Thursday nights with season six of “Ridiculousness” featuring 30 episodes packed with the most insane viral videos in the history of ... «TVbytheNumbers, Dec 14»
7
'Golden Boy' Director Slams Sharon Stone, Says Her Demands …
"It was a negotiation that bordered on ridiculousness, concerning embarrassing details, as if Italy was a third world country. By the way, we do have electricity in ... «Huffington Post, Sep 14»
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'Ridiculousness' Season 5, Episode 4
Hosted by Rob Dyrdek, Ridiculousness takes the funniest amateur Internet videos and builds them into an episode of edgy, funny and, most importantly, timeless ... «Atlanta Black Star, Jul 14»
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Chrissy Teigen Fangirls Over Beyonce On 'Ridiculousness
The show that brought you the funniest viral videos is back for another season! Season five of MTV's 'Ridiculousness returns with a special guest — Chrissy ... «Hollywood Life, Jul 14»
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'Ridiculousness' Season 5: Sterling 'Steelo' Brim dishes on reaching …
'Ridiculousness' Season 5: Sterling 'Steelo' Brim dishes on reaching 100 episodes and launching fashion line Basic Math. by Sydney Bucksbaum at 09:07 AM ... «Zap2it.com, Jul 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ridiculousness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ridiculousness>. Dec 2019 ».
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