Thesaurus

ridiculous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ridiculous

  1. 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 absurd, cockamamy (or cockamamie), comical, derisive, derisory, farcical, laughable, ludicrous, pathetic, preposterous, risible, silly Words Related to ridiculous asinine, brainless, dumb, fatuous, foolish, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), inane, jerky, moronic, nonsensical, simpleminded, stupid, unwise, weak-minded, witless; balmy, cockeyed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dotty, insane, kooky (also kookie), loony (also looney), lunatic, mad, nutty, screwball, senseless, wacky (also whacky); fantastic (also fantastical), far-fetched, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unreal, unrealistic, unreasonable; illogical, irrational Phrases for the birds Near Antonyms of ridiculous earnest, serious, solemn; believable, conceivable, credible, logical, rational, realistic, reasonable, sensible

  2. 2 causing or intended to cause laughter a movie comedian who has perfected the ridiculous pratfall Synonyms of ridiculous antic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, hilarious, humoristic, humorous, hysterical (also hysteric), killing, laughable, ludicrous, funny, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproariousWords Related to ridiculous amusing, diverting, entertaining; clownish, knockabout, slapstick, slapsticky, zany; facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, snickery; jocular, playful, waggish; campy, jokey (also joky); priceless, rich, whimsical, witty, wry; blithesome, gleeful, jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mad, merry, mirthfulNear Antonyms of ridiculous earnest, grave, no-nonsense, sedate, serious, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weighty; affecting, moving, poignant, touching, tragic (also tragical); lachrymose, mournful, sad, sorrowful, tearful, woefulAntonyms of ridiculous humorless, lame, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny, unhumorous, unhysterical

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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