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 So, while Archie works on the railway alone carrying ridiculously large beams — all of his workers are currently covered in boils — the gang heads over to trap Percival. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, 27 June 2022 You rock, 13-year-old Harini Logan, who fired off 22 ridiculously obscure words correctly (plus a few incorrectly) in the space of 90 seconds! Pat Myers, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 Belmond river barges in France (the Hirondelle, for example, which sails on the ridiculously scenic Marne, has just four cabins) also carry bikes onboard, for even more alone time. Sue Bryant, Town & Country, 17 June 2022 This is very difficult for independent restaurants to manage with the ridiculously slim margins of your average operation. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 10 June 2022 The Miami Heat will come to work Sunday night with their pride intact, their belief unwavering, their team spirit ridiculously strong, and a purposely rebellious mood to fight, pull, grab and shove their way to the NBA Finals. Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel, 28 May 2022 It’s a mom-and-pop joint that has somehow managed to hang onto a ridiculously prime location. al, 27 May 2022 The different categories of hair in Type 1 are 1A, which is ridiculously straight hair that won’t hold a curl; 1B, which is flat, straight hair with minimal volume; and 1C, which is thick, straight hair that frizzes easily. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 May 2022 There are so many ridiculously talented people in this show, and no one pushes each other down. Ali Lerman, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 See More

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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 5 Jul. 2022.

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