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

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The final ensemble was vintage Gaga: a glittery black bra, panties, fishnet tights, and ridiculously high platform boots. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Lady Gaga’s Private Fashion Archive is Going on Display in Las Vegas—Infamous Dried Meat Dress Included," 30 May 2019 So who gets to keep that ridiculously expensive ring? Eliza Brooke, Vox, "What will become of the engagement ring Pete Davidson gave Ariana Grande?," 15 Oct. 2018 The company offered a raft of technical details to wet the whistle of those eager to get their hands on what is sure to be a very fast, ridiculously expensive electric sports car. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Aston Martin teases its first battery-electric sports car, the Rapide E," 12 Sep. 2018 While ridiculously expensive for most, Fenix smartwatches have a reputation for offering exactly what some sporting people need to monitor their progress and push their training to the next level. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Fenix 5S Plus review: So capable, so enviable, so expensive," 29 July 2018 Alice Glass and Zola Jesus are both ridiculously talented musicians who consistently take pop and electronic music to new places. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, April 27," 27 Apr. 2018 Ariana's now-headliner status throws into relief the ridiculously low numbers of women headliners, but people have been pointing out this problem with Coachella specifically, as well as other festivals, for years. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Is Only the Fourth Woman Ever to Headline Coachella," 3 Jan. 2019 Perhaps as a result of carrying round that ridiculously big heart of his, the Australian winger was forced into retirement in 2014 because of persistent back problems. SI.com, "Pascal Chimbonda and 24 Other Classic Premier League Players You’d Forgotten: No 16 – Brett Emerton," 7 June 2018 Frostnip happens when the top layer of your skin becomes slightly injured due to ridiculously cold weather. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Signs of Frostnip (Which Actually Happens Before Frostbite)," 13 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of ridiculously

1563, in the meaning defined above

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