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Meaning & Definition of Ridiculous in English

English

Ridiculous

/rɪdɪkjələs/

adjective

1. Inspiring scornful pity

  • "How silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- dashiell hammett
    synonym:
  • pathetic
  • ,
  • ridiculous
  • ,
  • silly

2. Incongruous

  • Inviting ridicule
  • "The absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"
  • "That's a cockeyed idea"
  • "Ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"
  • "A contribution so small as to be laughable"
  • "It is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"
  • "A preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"
  • "Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
    synonym:
  • absurd
  • ,
  • cockeyed
  • ,
  • derisory
  • ,
  • idiotic
  • ,
  • laughable
  • ,
  • ludicrous
  • ,
  • nonsensical
  • ,
  • preposterous
  • ,
  • ridiculous

3. Broadly or extravagantly humorous

  • Resembling farce
  • "The wild farcical exuberance of a clown"
  • "Ludicrous green hair"
    synonym:
  • farcical
  • ,
  • ludicrous
  • ,
  • ridiculous

Examples of using

This argument is totally ridiculous. Forget it!
This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
I told Tom that was ridiculous.