Ridiculous vs Joke - What's the difference?

ridiculous | joke |


As an adjective ridiculous

is deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.

As a proper noun joke is

, diminutive of jo.

ridiculous

English

Alternative forms

* (l) * (l)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.
  • That hairstyle looks ridiculous .
    It's ridiculous to charge so much for a little souvenir.

    Synonyms

    * silly * willy nilly * frivolous * goofy * funny * humorous * absurd * odd * surreal * unreasonable * See also

    Antonyms

    * straightforward * serious * somber * solemn

    Derived terms

    * ridic * ridiculousness

    joke

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An amusing story.
  • * Gay
  • Or witty joke our airy senses moves / To pleasant laughter.
  • Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.
  • It was a joke !
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Enclose whole downs in walls, 'tis all a joke .
  • (figuratively) The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one
  • (figuratively) A worthless thing or person.
  • Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke .
    The president was a joke .

    Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "joke": old, bad, inside, poor, silly, funny, lame, hilarious, stupid, offensive.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * bad joke * standing joke * knock-knock joke * light bulb joke * practical joke

    Coordinate terms

    * comedy * limerick * parody * pun

    Verb

    (jok)
  • To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.
  • I didn’t mean what I said — I was only joking .
  • (dated) To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally.
  • to joke a comrade

    See also

    * jeer * mock ----