[ UK /ɹɪdˈɪkjʊləs/ ]
[ US /ɹɪˈdɪkjəɫəs/ ]
  1. inspiring scornful pity
    how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years
  2. so unreasonable as to invite derision
    the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
    a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    that's a cockeyed idea
    ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    a contribution so small as to be laughable
  3. broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ludicrous green hair
    the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
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How To Use ridiculous In A Sentence

  • It's not because I'm worried about what they might think, or anything ridiculous like that, it's because in a lot of cases this material was intended for me alone - either through an oral tradition or as a gnostic revelation from the spirits.
  • We did that a couple of Saturdays ago when we put on the most ridiculously illogical bet.
  • Do I look ridiculous in this hat?
  • Ridiculous salaries and back-scratching seems to have been the order of the day. The Sun
  • Having worked himself into this ridiculous kind of phrensy, which lasted, perhaps, from twenty to thirty seconds, he suddenly discontinued it, and suffered his features to relax into their natural form; but the motion of his head seemed to have so stupified him, as indeed it well might, that there remained an unusual vacancy and a drowsy stare upon his countenance for some time afterward. Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 1
  • Not sure what a 'twofer' is, but if what you mean is that the '2050' scenario is ridiculous, then you're way into denial and every bit as susceptible to the blinkers of 'You Know You Are Right' as those you ridicule. John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...
  • The mutual back-scratching by which executive pay is currently set is ridiculous, and is an immense waste of the resources of public companies that ridiculously over-pay the back-scratchers .. 'Say on pay' moves full speed ahead
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  • The film starts off realistically and then develops into a ridiculous fantasy.
  • It has never been heard of in Spain; and in France, the continuator of de Thou is the only one who has given any credit to these vague and ridiculous suspicions. A Philosophical Dictionary
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