Definition of ridiculous in English:

ridiculous

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

Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd: when you realize how ridiculous these scenarios are, you will have to laugh
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

Origin

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

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.

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