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ridiculous

Synonyms and Antonyms of ridiculous

1 so foolish or pointless as to be worthy of scornful laughter
  • a movie thriller with such a ridiculous plot that it gets only guffaws from audiences
Synonyms of ridiculous
Words Related to ridiculous
Phrases Synonymous with ridiculous

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Near Antonyms of ridiculous

Synonym Discussion of ridiculous

laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, comic, comical mean provoking laughter or mirth. laughable applies to anything occasioning laughter.
    • laughable attempts at skating
ludicrous suggests absurdity that excites both laughter and scorn.
    • a thriller with a ludicrous plot
ridiculous suggests extreme absurdity, foolishness, or contemptibility.
    • a ridiculous display of anger
comic applies especially to what arouses thoughtful amusement.
    • a comic character
comical applies to what arouses spontaneous hilarity.
    • a comical hat


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