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
The federal law that equates pot with meth is ridiculous on its face.
Perkins said Cason's account, which included Woods putting the 10 mm pistol into her shirt at the farm, was ridiculous.
If that's too lofty a comparison to rationalize the losses of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, which James almost overcame in 2015 with a ridiculous performance, then how about Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc?
A spokesman for his union called the charges ridiculous.
The Orioles struck out 13 times, which might seem like a lot but isn’t a ridiculous number by their free-swinging standards.
Glover has superior stuff — a triple-digit fastball and a ridiculous wipeout slider that can sit in the mid-90s.
The article on the Beatles is ridiculous and absurd.
Adding another person to the mix can get messy, goofy, and ridiculous.
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Origin and Etymology of ridiculous
Latin ridiculosus (from ridiculum jest, from neuter of ridiculus) or ridiculus, literally, laughable, from ridēre to laugh
First Known Use: 1550See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of ridiculous
RIDICULOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ridiculous for English Language Learners
: extremely silly or unreasonable
RIDICULOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of ridiculous for Students
: causing or deserving ridicule : very silly or unreasonable
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