Definition of ridiculous in English:

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ridiculous

Pronunciation: /rɪˈdɪkjʊləs/

adjective

Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd: that ridiculous tartan cap it seems absolutely ridiculous that anyone would try to pull a stunt like this
More example sentences
  • Just as he has the right to ask for a ridiculous rent increase, you have the right to fight it.
  • The discussion about everything else we should be blaming and banning is just ridiculous.
  • Why are we not aware of the ridiculous amounts spent on such white elephants?
Synonyms
laughable, absurd, comical, funny, hilarious, humorous, risible, derisory, droll, amusing, entertaining, diverting, chucklesome, farcical, slapstick, silly, facetious, ludicrous, hysterical, riotous, side-splitting
informal crazy, priceless
dated killing
rare derisible
pointless, senseless, silly, foolish, foolhardy, stupid, inane, nonsensical, fatuous, childish, puerile, half-baked, hare-brained, scatterbrained, feather-brained, ill-thought-out, ill-conceived, crackpot, idiotic, brainless, mindless, witless, vacuous, asinine, moronic
informal half-witted
absurd, preposterous, stupid, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, comical, risible, nonsensical, pointless, senseless, insane, unreasonable, irrational, illogical, outrageous, shocking, astonishing, monstrous, unbelievable, incredible, unthinkable
informal crazy

Origin

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

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  • This comes from Latin ridiculus ‘laughable’, from ridere ‘to laugh’. Ridicule dates from the late 17th century. Derision (Late Middle English) and its later relatives such as deride (mid 16th century) come from the same root.

Words that rhyme with ridiculous

meticulous

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