- 1deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd
- 2very silly or unreasonable
Using ridiculous: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ridiculous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
It's ridiculous to think that we can finish this project in a day.
The idea of a talking dog is ridiculous.
The price they're asking for that car is ridiculous!
He looked ridiculous in that outfit.
ridiculous Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using ridiculous
He made a ridiculous spectacle of himself by dancing on the table.
They paid a ridiculous amount of money for that painting.
Ridiculous as it may seem, I actually enjoy doing my taxes.
Phrases with ridiculous
They charged a ridiculous amount for a cup of coffee.
The car was going at a ridiculous speed down the highway.
The notion that the earth is flat is ridiculous.
Origins of ridiculous
from Latin 'ridiculosus', meaning 'laughable'
Summary: ridiculous in Brief
The term 'ridiculous' [ri-dik-yuh-luhs] refers to something deserving of mockery or absurdity. It can describe an idea, action, or appearance that is very silly or unreasonable. Examples include 'The idea of a talking dog is ridiculous,' and 'He looked ridiculous in that outfit.' The phrase 'ridiculous amount' denotes an excessive quantity, while 'make a ridiculous spectacle of oneself' means to behave foolishly.