Malicious vs Ridiculous - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between malicious and ridiculous

is that malicious is of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite while ridiculous is deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.

malicious

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or as a result of malice or spite
  • spiteful and deliberately harmful
  • He was sent off for a malicious tackle on Jones.

    Synonyms

    * malevolent * evil * See also

    Derived terms

    * maliciously * maliciousness * malicious mischief

    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