Examples of ridiculous in a Sentence
His band mates take the stage in ridiculous elf costumes—black tights, pointy felt hats. —Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, 23 Feb. 1995
I also poked fun at those ridiculous fins on the '59 Cadillac. The '60, now, that was something else, and I've thought highly enough of the design to have owned two of them. —Marshall Schuon, New York Times, 30 June 1991
Take into account the artist's intention and choice of means. This sounds so elementary that it seems ridiculous to bring it up … —Leonardo Shapiro, Village Voice, 27 Aug. 1991
It was absurd for him to paint portraits for pay, and ridiculous to paint them for nothing; so he did not paint them at all. —William Dean Howells, The Rise of Silas Lapham, 1885
She looks ridiculous in that outfit.
It was a ridiculous suggestion.
That's an absolutely ridiculous price for that sweater.
Recent Examples of ridiculous from the Web
Ridiculous in this day and age, nonsense such as this continues.
The policing of women's clothes has reached totally ridiculous proportions.
Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen has powered a ridiculous number of groups in recent years, from the punishing post-Supersilent trio Puma to the metallic free-jazz trio Bushman’s Revenge to the excellent freebop quartet Cortex.
Perkins has the most entertaining clothing choices; in addition to the inflatable cop suit, as Jon, he’s decked out in a ridiculous blonde wig complete with flared jeans and the classic yellow polo.
While the Navy was able to keep these high-end platforms, its move led to ridiculous displays such as $1.3 billion Burke-class destroyers chasing Somali pirates in $1,000 skiffs.
A ridiculous 24 3-pointers to set another Finals record while shooting an amazing 53.3 percent from beyond the arc.
While its more ridiculous moments would definitely appeal to a younger preteen, its graphic images would not.
The federal law that equates pot with meth is ridiculous on its face.
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Origin and Etymology of ridiculous
Latin ridiculosus (from ridiculum jest, from neuter of ridiculus) or ridiculus, literally, laughable, from ridēre to laugh
First Known Use: 1550See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of ridiculous
RIDICULOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ridiculous for English Language Learners
: extremely silly or unreasonable
RIDICULOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of ridiculous for Students
: causing or deserving ridicule : very silly or unreasonable
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