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Слово "ridiculous". Англо-русский словарь Мюллера

  1. ridiculous [rɪˈdɪkjuləs] имя прилагательное
    смехотворный, смешной, нелепый;
    don't be ridiculous не будь(те) посмешищем, не делай (те) глупостей

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    1. I sighed, and then looked up to find Mr Porrott eyeing me sympathetically. He seemed an understanding little man. ‘Will you go there, yes?’ he asked. I shook my head with a sigh. ‘I could have gone,’ I said. ‘A year ago. But I was foolish and worse than foolish - greedy. I risked the substance for the shadow.’ ‘I comprehend,’ said Mr Porrott. ‘You speculated?’ I nodded mournfully, but in spite of myself I felt secretly entertained. This ridiculous little man was so portentously solemn. ‘Not the Porcupine Oilfields?’ he asked suddenly. I stared. ‘I thought of them, as a matter of fact, but in the end I plumped for a gold mine in Western Australia.’ My neighbour was regarding me with a strange expression which I could not fathom. ‘It is Fate,’ he said at last. ‘What is Fate?’ I asked irritably. ‘That I should live next to a man who seriously considers Porcupine Oilfields, and also West Australian Gold Mines. Tell me, have you also a penchant for auburn hair?’ I stared at him open-mouthed, and he burst out laughing. ‘No, no, it is not the insanity that I suffer from. Make your mind easy. It was a foolish question that I put to you there, for, you see, my friend of whom I spoke was a young man, a man who thought all women good, and most of them beautiful. But you are a man of middle age, a doctor, a man who knows the folly and the vanity of most things in this life of ours.
      Я снова вздохнул и заметил, что мистер Порротт смотрит на меня с симпатией.
      Убийство Роджера Экройда. Агата Кристи, стр. 13
    2. As something utterly ridiculous."
      — Считать это исключительно смешным.
      Одним пальцем. Агата Кристи, стр. 6
    3. ridiculous and sad thing I've ever had to say out loud.
      и грустная мысль, которую мне когда-либо проходилось озвучивать.
      Субтитры видеоролика "Как жизнь на Земле приспосабливается к вам и ко мне. Shane Campbell-Staton", стр. 1

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