ridiculous

  • 1 Ridiculous — Ri*dic u*lous, a. [L. ridiculosus, ridiculus, fr. ridere to laigh. Cf. {Risible}.] 1. Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior. [1913 Webster] Agricola, discerning that …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ridiculous — index fatuous, incredible, inept (inappropriate), irrational, ludicrous, unreasonable, untenable …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 ridiculous — 1540s, from L. ridiculosus laughable, from ridiculus that which excites laughter, from ridere to laugh …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 ridiculous — *laughable, risible, ludicrous, droll, funny, comic, comical, farcical Analogous words: absurd, preposterous, *foolish, silly: amusing, diverting, entertaining (see AMUSE): *fantastic, grotesque, bizarre, antic …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 ridiculous — [adj] stupid, funny absurd, antic, bizarre, comic, comical, contemptible, daffy*, derisory, droll, fantastic, farcical, foolheaded*, foolish, gelastic, goofy*, grotesque, harebrained*, hilarious, impossible, incredible, jerky*, laughable,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 ridiculous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inviting mockery or derision; absurd. DERIVATIVES ridiculously adverb ridiculousness noun. ORIGIN Latin ridiculus laughable , from ridere to laugh …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 ridiculous — [ri dik′yə ləs] adj. [L ridiculosus (< ridiculum: see RIDICULE) or ridiculus] deserving ridicule SYN. ABSURD ridiculously adv. ridiculousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 ridiculous — 01. $40? I think it s [ridiculous] to spend that much money for a T shirt. 02. The student told the teacher a [ridiculous] story about his dog eating his homework, but she didn t believe him. 03. The other children [ridiculed] the little boy for… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 9 ridiculous — adj. 1) ridiculous to + inf. (it s ridiculous to apply for that position) 2) ridiculous that + clause (it s ridiculous that they could not receive visas) * * * [rɪ dɪkjʊləs] ridiculous that + clause (it s ridiculous that they could not receive… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 ridiculous — ri|dic|u|lous S2 [rıˈdıkjuləs] adj very silly or unreasonable ▪ That s a ridiculous idea! ▪ Don t be ridiculous! ▪ I d look ridiculous in a dress like that. absolutely/totally/utterly ridiculous ▪ It s an absolutely ridiculous decision. it is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 ridiculous — ri|dic|u|lous [ rı dıkjələs ] adjective ** silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at: a ridiculous idea There s something you re not telling me. Don t be ridiculous! She looks absolutely ridiculous in that hat. it is ridiculous to do… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 ridiculous */*/ — UK [rɪˈdɪkjʊləs] / US [rɪˈdɪkjələs] adjective silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at a ridiculous idea There s something you re not telling me. Don t be ridiculous! She looks absolutely ridiculous in that hat. it is ridiculous to do …

    English dictionary

  • 13 ridiculous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ This is getting ridiculous! …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 ridiculous — adjective silly or unreasonable: She looked absolutely ridiculous in those trousers. | “I m too scared to go on my own.” “Oh, don t be ridiculous!” | it is ridiculous that: It s ridiculous that we have to wait six weeks. ridiculously adverb… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Ridiculous — Infobox Album | Name = Ridiculous Type = Album Artist = Squeeze Released = November 13, 1995 (UK), June 1996 (US) Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 55:51 Label = Ark 21 Records / IRS Records (US) Producer = Peter Smith Glenn Tilbrook Reviews = *… …

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  • 16 ridiculous — [[t]rɪdɪ̱kjʊləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ that/to inf If you say that something or someone is ridiculous, you mean that they are very foolish. It is ridiculous to suggest we are having a romance... It was an absolutely ridiculous… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 ridiculous — adjective 1) she looked ridiculous in her dad s oversized shorts and striped socks Syn: laughable, absurd, comical, funny, hilarious, risible, droll, amusing, farcical, silly, ludicrous; rare derisible Ant: serious 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 ridiculous — adjective 1) that looks ridiculous Syn: laughable, absurd, comical, funny, hilarious, risible, droll, amusing, farcical 2) a ridiculous suggestion Syn: foolish, silly …

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  • 19 ridiculous — [rɪˈdɪkjʊləs] adj 1) silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at Syn: absurd a ridiculous idea[/ex] She looks absolutely ridiculous in that hat.[/ex] ridiculously adv 2) The test was ridiculously easy.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 ridiculous — /rəˈdɪkjələs / (say ruh dikyuhluhs) adjective 1. such as to excite ridicule or derision; absurd, preposterous, or laughable. –noun 2. the ridiculous, that which is ridiculous. –ridiculously, adverb –ridiculousness, noun …

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