ri·​dic·​u·​lous·​ly rə-ˈdi-kyə-ləs-lē How to pronounce ridiculously (audio)
: in a ridiculous manner
We walked like that, ridiculously, for several blocks.Charis W. Co
: to an extreme and ridiculous extent
a ridiculously easy question
a ridiculously small apartment
a ridiculously expensive car
I could not help laughing at the ease with which he explained his process of deduction. "When I hear you give your reasons," I remarked, "the thing always appears to me to be so ridiculously simple that I could easily do it myself … "Arthur Conan Doyle

Examples of ridiculously in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ridiculously was in 1563

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“Ridiculously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridiculously. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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