Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
2. Discriminative Affections

853. Ridiculousness.

   NOUN:RIDICULOUSNESS &c. adj.; comicality, oddity &c. adj.; drollery; farce, comedy; burlesque (ridicule) [See Ridicule]; buffoonery (fun) [See Amusement]; frippery; amphigory or amphigouri, doggerel (or doggrel) verses; bull, Irish bull, Hibernicism, Hibernianism, Spoonerism; absurdity [See Absurdity].
  fustian, extravagance, bombast (unmeaning) [See Unmeaningness]; anticlimax, bathos; monstrosity (unconformity) [See Unconformity]; laughingstock [See Laughingstock]; screamer or scream [slang].
   VERB:BE RIDICULOUS &c. adj.; pass from the sublime to the ridiculous; make one laugh; play the fool, make a fool of oneself, commit an absurdity; ride -, play- the goat [colloq.].
  MAKE RIDICULOUS, make a goat of [colloq.], make a fool of, play a joke on.
   ADJECTIVE:RIDICULOUS, ludicrous, comic or comical, drollish, waggish, quizzical, droll, funny, laughable, risible, farcical, screaming; serio-comic, serio-comical; tragi-comic, tragi-comical; pour rire [F.].
  ODD, grotesque; whimsical, – as a dancing bear; fanciful, fantastic, queer, rum [slang], quaint, bizarre; eccentric (unconformable) [See Unconformity]; strange, outlandish, out-of-the-way, baroque, rococo; awkward (ugly) [See Ugliness].
  EXTRAVAGANT, outré [F.], monstrous, preposterous, absurd, bombastic, inflated, stilted, burlesque, mock heroic.
  TRIVIAL, doggerel or doggrel, gimcrack, contemptible (unimportant) [See Unimportance].
  DERISIVE, ironical [See Ridicule].
  1. Risum teneatis amici?—Horace
  2. Rideret Heraclitus.
  3. Du sublime au ridicule il n’y a qu’un pas.—Napoleon
  4. Oh, let’s be kings in a humble way.—Gilbert
  5. I know it is a sin For me to sit and grin At him here.—Holmes