ridiculous Definition

  • 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!

  • Example

    It's ridiculous to think that we can finish this project in a day.

  • Example

    The idea of a talking dog is ridiculous.

  • Example

    The price they're asking for that car is ridiculous!

  • Example

    He looked ridiculous in that outfit.

ridiculous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for ridiculous

Idioms Using ridiculous

  • to behave in a foolish or embarrassing manner


    He made a ridiculous spectacle of himself by dancing on the table.

  • an exorbitant or unreasonable sum of money


    They paid a ridiculous amount of money for that painting.

  • used to introduce a statement that may seem absurd or illogical


    Ridiculous as it may seem, I actually enjoy doing my taxes.

Phrases with ridiculous

  • an excessive or unreasonable quantity


    They charged a ridiculous amount for a cup of coffee.

  • an extremely fast pace


    The car was going at a ridiculous speed down the highway.

  • an idea or belief that is absurd or illogical


    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.

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