Definition of ridiculous in English:

ridiculous

Syllabification: ri·dic·u·lous
Pronunciation: /riˈdikyələs
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

ridiculousness

noun
More example sentences
  • Phone Booth is one of those loony concept movies that is so implausible, so unbelievable, that it actually manages to work despite its ridiculousness.
  • Curry plays Arthur as a mildly world-weary but genial uncle figure, perplexed but beamingly amused by the ridiculousness of the situation he finds himself in.
  • He captures the spirit of whimsy that informs the text, without losing sight of serious themes such as the ridiculousness of intellectual pretention or the horrors of old age.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin ridiculosus, from ridiculus 'laughable' (see ridicule).

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