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

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First Known Use of ridiculously

1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Ridiculously.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ridiculously. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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