ri·​dic·​u·​lous·​ly | \ rə-ˈdi-kyə-ləs-lē \

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

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As Shelsky himself recently learned, making a New York bagel is a ridiculously hard blend of art and science, a feat of culinary engineering and passion that takes years of study and months of trial and error. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "This Is How You Make a Perfect New York Bagel," 28 Dec. 2018 Nicol has a ridiculously evil ex-boyfriend lurking around, but the movie isn’t about forcing a phony confrontation between him and Mark. Jesse Hassenger, The Verge, "Welcome to Marwen is Robert Zemeckis’ most revealing movie — and his worst," 20 Dec. 2018 Zuckerberg quickly, and somewhat ridiculously, apologized. Ezra Klein, Vox, "The controversy over Mark Zuckerberg’s comments on Holocaust denial, explained," 20 July 2018 Boxed gingerbread mix is super Christmas-y and ridiculously easy to bake, which is a win-win in our book. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "This Christmas Trifle Recipe Is the Ultimate Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert," 12 Dec. 2018 For starters, the helmet was ridiculously expensive ($1,200 up front and then another $500 for follow-up doctor’s visits, and insurance coverage for helmets like these is often limited). Korin Miller, SELF, "My Son, Like Chrissy Teigen’s, Wore a Corrective Helmet as a Baby for a Flat Spot," 4 Dec. 2018 Wearing matching gray sweatsuits and white sneakers, along with beanie hats to protect them from the freezing weather, the mother-daughter looks were ridiculously sweet, and further proof that another reality series should be on the way. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "'Stormi Takes the Snow' Is a Kardashian Spin-Off Waiting to Happen," 9 Dec. 2018 If, however, $90 is too steep for you there’s also a 120GB Kingston SSD selling for the ridiculously low price of $28 right now. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "The 500GB WD Blue SSD, one of our favorite SSDs, is on sale for its lowest price yet," 1 Aug. 2018 On the surface, Plume's new hardware is not just cheap, but ridiculously cheap. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Exclusive: Plume’s new “Superpod” hardware is here—and it’s fast," 12 June 2018

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1563, in the meaning defined above

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