Examples of ridiculous in a Sentence
- His band mates take the stage in ridiculous elf costumes—black tights, pointy felt hats. —Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 1995
- I also poked fun at those ridiculous fins on the '59 Cadillac. The '60, now, that was something else, and I've thought highly enough of the design to have owned two of them. —Marshall Schuon, New York Times, 30 June 1991
- Take into account the artist's intention and choice of means. This sounds so elementary that it seems ridiculous to bring it up … —Leonardo Shapiro, Village Voice, 27 Aug. 1991
- It was absurd for him to paint portraits for pay, and ridiculous to paint them for nothing; so he did not paint them at all. —William Dean Howells, The Rise of Silas Lapham, 1885
She looks ridiculous in that outfit.
It was a ridiculous suggestion.
That's an absolutely ridiculous price for that sweater.
Recent Examples of ridiculous from the Web
On any other human being save Samuel L. Jackson, this outfit would have looked ridiculous.
Everybody keeps making fun of that one blonde dude’s hair but literally all of these people look ridiculous.
Back in the days of The Colbert Report, Colbert’s waggly eyebrows served as the perfect ironic punctuation for many of his jokes; these days, however, the news is so ridiculous that the most ironic move of all is a straight face.
Thanks to the deployment of 85,000 soldiers and police officers during the games, the claim did not seem ridiculous.
Witness the ’66 Chevrolet Chevelle that put them on the map a few years ago, or last year’s ridiculous blown-LS-powered Winnebago.
For Zarif to claim that his country is a broker of peace and stability in the region is ridiculous.... Before blaming foreign powers ...
At the same time the NFL commissioner has let millionaire athletes make the league look ridiculous and the national anthem divisive, the GOP is letting an unelected special prosecutor make an end run around its congressional powers and prerogatives.
The most ridiculous and revealing member of the group, though, is Alabama Sen. Luther Strange.
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Origin and Etymology of ridiculous
First Known Use: 1550See Words from the same year
Synonymsabsurd, cockamamy (or cockamamie), comical, derisive, derisory, farcical, laughable, ludicrous, pathetic, preposterous, risible, silly, for the birds
Antonymshumorless, lame, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny, unhumorous, unhysterical
Related Wordsasinine, brainless, dumb, fatuous, foolish, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), inane, jerky, moronic, nonsensical, simpleminded, stupid, unwise, weak-minded, witless; balmy, cockeyed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nutty, screwball, senseless, wacky (also whacky); fantastic (also fantastical), far-fetched, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unreal, unrealistic, unreasonable; illogical, irrational
Near Antonymsearnest, serious, solemn; believable, conceivable, credible, logical, rational, realistic, reasonable, sensible
Synonym Discussion of ridiculous
- laughable attempts at skating
- a thriller with a ludicrous plot
- a ridiculous display of anger
- a comic character
- a comical hat
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