adjective ri·dic·u·lous \rə-ˈdi-kyə-ləs\

: extremely silly or unreasonable

Full Definition of RIDICULOUS

:  arousing or deserving ridicule :  extremely silly or unreasonable :  absurd, preposterous
ri·dic·u·lous·ly adverb
ri·dic·u·lous·ness noun

Examples of RIDICULOUS

  1. She looks ridiculous in that outfit.
  2. It was a ridiculous suggestion.
  3. That's an absolutely ridiculous price for that sweater.
  4. His band mates take the stage in ridiculous elf costumes—black tights, pointy felt hats. —Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 1995


Latin ridiculosus (from ridiculum jest, from neuter of ridiculus) or ridiculus, literally, laughable, from ridēre to laugh
First Known Use: 1550

Rhymes with RIDICULOUS


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