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ridiculous adj
1 inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett [syn: pathetic, silly]
2 completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "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" [syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous]
3 broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair" [syn: farcical, ludicrous]

User Contributed Dictionary



From ridiculus


  • /rɪˈdɪkjʊləs/


  1. Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.
    Adam's hair is ridiculous.

Related terms


  • Afrikaans: belaglik
  • Arabic:
  • Chinese: 可笑 (kěxiào)
  • Dutch: belachelijk
  • Finnish: naurettava
  • French: ridicule
  • German: lächerlich
  • Hungarian: nevetséges
  • Italian: ridicolo
  • Japanese: 馬鹿らしい
  • Korean: 웃으운 (useu-un)
  • Portuguese: ridículo
  • Russian: нелепый
  • Spanish: ridículo
  • Swedish: löjlig

Extensive Definition

Ridiculous is a 1995 album by the British New Wave group Squeeze. It is the band's eleventh studio album, and it introduces new drummer Kevin Wilkinson (no relation to bassist Keith Wilkinson). As on the previous album, Some Fantastic Place, the band recorded one song penned by Keith Wilkinson. This time, however, Keith was not permitted to perform the lead vocals. That song, "Got To Me", is the last Wilkinson would write with Squeeze. Chris Difford sings lead on two songs, "Long Face" and "Fingertips". He had not performed lead on an album cut since "Slaughtered, Gutted and Heartbroken" and "Love Circles" on the 1989 album Frank. This record was produced by Glenn Tilbrook and Peter Smith.

Track listing

All songs written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook except as indicated.
  1. "Electric Trains" – 4:03
  2. "Heaven Knows" – 4:34
  3. "Grouch Of The Day" – 3:27
  4. "Walk Away" – 4:43
  5. "This Summer" – 3:39
  6. "Got To Me" (Keith Wilkinson) – 3:45
  7. "Long Face" – 4:31
  8. "I Want You" – 4:03
  9. "Daphne " – 3:44
  10. "Lost For Words" – 1:59
  11. "Great Escape" – 3:27
  12. "Temptation For Love" – 3:37
  13. "Sound Asleep" – 4:38
  14. "Fingertips" – 5:40


  • Chris Difford – Guitar, Vocals
  • Glenn Tilbrook – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Keith Wilkinson – Bass, Back Vocals
  • Kevin Wilkinson – Drums

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