ri·​dic·​u·​lous·​ly | \ rə-ˈdi-kyə-ləs-lē How to pronounce ridiculously (audio) \

Definition of ridiculously

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web And a blistering, incendiary, soul-crushing 26-2 run in a 5-minute stretch turned what was shaping up to be a bad loss into a ridiculously easy 132-110 victory. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Listless Utah Jazz blow the Hornets away with an out-of-nowhere 26-2 run," 22 Feb. 2021 The Mandeville defense was ridiculously good, but a couple of big breaks that went their way certainly helped in this one. Jim Derry | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Top 20 St. Tammany Football Games of 2020 (Nos. 10 through 1)," 13 Jan. 2021 Even if this film festival doesn't exactly carry the prestige of Cannes or Sundance, there's a serious cause behind those ridiculously cheap production values. NBC News, "Homemade remakes of cinematic classics star in Sweded Film Festival," 31 Jan. 2021 Both were ridiculously costly and colossally ineffective and exemplified the dangers of devoting tens of millions of dollars on a relief pitcher, someone who mans what can be an extremely volatile position. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "How Giants plan to fill the closer’s role in 2021," 19 Jan. 2021 But as prices have doubled, quality deteriorated and lines have grown ridiculously long, citizens who would not have dared to complain before, fearing the autocratic government of President Bashar al-Assad, are venting their ire. Washington Post, "Syria’s bread lines are so long that children have to skip school to wait in them," 26 Dec. 2020 Generational talents have to win at previously unseen levels to meet the ridiculously high standards set for them. Scott Kushner, NOLA.com, "Kushner: Zion Williamson 'a lot more comfortable now,' knows it's all about winning," 10 Dec. 2020 Bridgerton fans have flooded social media feeds with hilarious takes on everything from the characters' ridiculously perfect names to their historically-accurate-but-still-highly-worrisome naiveté about the birds and the bees. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "The 33 Best 'Bridgerton' Memes," 5 Jan. 2021 Second, attar is perceived as ridiculously old-fashioned. Travel, "This ancient town is the perfume capital of India," 4 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of ridiculously

1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Ridiculously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridiculously. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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