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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Duck breast with a side of fries sounds ridiculously simple, but look at the crackle on that duck skin, and listen to that echoing crunch on the fries. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 In some states, fines can be ridiculously low even in incidents resulting in high death tolls. Mike Hendricks, kansascity, "Firefighters protect us. Who protects them?," 13 July 2018 As Norwegian's eventual, if gradual, fare increases is anything to go by, these fresh-out-of-the-gates, headline-grabbing ridiculously low fares don't last forever. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Are the Actual Cheapest Airlines in the World," 17 May 2018 Brothers is practical, ridiculously versatile, and a beast all of its own. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology in Guitar Pedals Has Reached a New Level of Tonal Bliss," 20 Apr. 2018 Because of that, Russia didn’t have to qualify and in December became the beneficiary of a ridiculously easy Group A draw. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "Casting a wary eye toward World Cup host Russia," 6 July 2018 The camera is fairly tiny and ridiculously easy to use. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Unexpected Item Helps Me Sleep Through The Night," 21 June 2018 High above the Caribbean Sea in the foothills of Nevis Peak, Relais & Chateaux Montpelier Plantation is offering nightly rates in a Premier Room at the ridiculously low price of $150; that same room during the December holidays goes for $455. Melanie Reffes, USA TODAY, "Summer's on sale at luxurious Caribbean resorts," 15 May 2018 Sustaining plasma is one of the most difficult challenges of fusion technology, and while the technology required to do so may be ridiculously complex, the ability to do so is invaluable. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Nightmarish Fusion Reactor Roars to Life in First Successful Test," 4 Feb. 2016

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1563, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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