Ridiculous - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdɪkjələs|  American pronunciation of the word ridiculous
Brit.  |rɪˈdɪkjʊləs|  British pronunciation of the word ridiculous

adjective

- inspiring scornful pity (syn: pathetic, silly)
- so unreasonable as to invite derision(syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous)

her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

- broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce (syn: farcical, ludicrous)

Examples

She looks ridiculous in that outfit.

It was a ridiculous suggestion.

That's an absolutely ridiculous price for that sweater.

It's ridiculous to apply for that position.

That's a ridiculous idea!

Don't be ridiculous!

I'd look ridiculous in a dress like that.

It's an absolutely ridiculous decision.

It's ridiculous that we have to wait six weeks.

her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

“I've never seen anything so ridiculous,” he laughed.

...the mere idea of your traveling alone to Europe is ridiculous...

His band mates take the stage in ridiculous elf costumes—black tights, pointy felt hats.

He said such ridiculous things that he was often the target of lampoons in the press.

The serious message of the film is ruined by the bathos of its ridiculous ending.

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