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Ridiculousness   Listen

A message whose content is at variance with reason.  Synonyms: absurdity, absurdness.

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"Ridiculousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... the haughty or the prostrate manner that is absolutely fatal to it. And its ridiculousness appears at the moment when you let in the light. Class elevation is pretence, not superiority; complacence, not wisdom; impudence, not power. But the contempt of the just man for the unjust is edged with knowledge. It arises out of a sense for things as they are: a recognition of ...
— The Moral Economy • Ralph Barton Perry

... weakness, and the ridiculousness of the dispute; but did not your warm imagination carry you also into some reveries about divine love, in which you talked unintelligibly, ...
— Dialogues of the Dead • Lord Lyttelton

... transcriber.] of St. Joseph, which was taken as he hewed his timber!' To which my husband replied, 'Indeed, Father, it is the lightest, considering the greatness, that I ever handled in my life.' The ridiculousness of this, with the simplicity of the man, entertained us till we came to Nantz. We met by the way good grapes and walnuts growing, of which we culled ...
— Memoirs of Lady Fanshawe • Lady Fanshawe

... laughter of men was a hateful thing. They might laugh among themselves about anything they pleased except himself, and he did not mind. But the moment laughter was turned upon him he would fly into a most terrible rage. Grave, dignified, sombre, a laugh made him frantic to ridiculousness. It so outraged him and upset him that for hours he would behave like a demon. And woe to the dog that at such times ran foul of him. He knew the law too well to take it out of Grey Beaver; behind Grey Beaver were a club and godhead. But behind the dogs there was nothing but space, and ...
— White Fang • Jack London

... scratches and hair-pulling. I did not like the prospect, which seemed to me to be really alarming, and was thinking of some peaceable solution, when the two women, looking into each other's inflamed faces, suddenly realized the ridiculousness of the situation and broke into hearty peals of laughter. That, of course, ended the controversy, not a little to ...
— The Abolitionists - Together With Personal Memories Of The Struggle For Human Rights • John F. Hume

Words linked to "Ridiculousness" :   meaninglessness, absurdity, ridiculous, nonsense, hokum, nonsensicality, absurdness, bunk

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