- causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: a ridiculous plan.
- Slang. absurdly or unbelievably good, bad, crazy, etc.: The concert was ridiculous, their best performance ever!
Origin of ridiculous
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Examples from the Web for ridiculousness
Yet, the league now has TWO franchises in states where pot is legal: do players discuss this ridiculousness?The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning
October 19, 2014
But of course, this kind of ridiculousness is why fans love The League.The MVPs of Sleaze Are Back: FXX's 'The League' Ups the Degenerate Ante
September 4, 2014
Pillows underneath their left arms, Maggie and Lydia look at each other and laugh at the ridiculousness of this scenario.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins
July 20, 2014
And the shame is that the ridiculousness of it all only happens once a year.I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.
December 14, 2013
“The ridiculousness is balanced out by the T&A factor,” she said.‘True Blood’ Premiere: Is Sex the Only Reason We’re Still Watching?
June 14, 2013
Grave, dignified, sombre, a laugh made him frantic to ridiculousness.White Fang
Of course all that we are thinking about at the moment is his ridiculousness.The American Mind
Get the picture and the situation in all its ridiculousness.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
What made it funny, of course, was the ridiculousness of the drawing.The Prairie Child
But do you know what is the most tragical feature of my ridiculousness?Plays by August Strindberg, Fourth Series
- worthy of or exciting ridicule; absurd, preposterous, laughable, or contemptible
Word Origin and History for ridiculousness
1540s, ridyculouse, from Latin ridiculosus "laughable," from ridiculus "that which excites laughter," from ridere "to laugh." Shakespeare and other 17c. writers sometimes spelled it rediculous. Slang extensions to "outrageous" (1839); "excellent" (1959, jazz slang). Related: Ridiculously; ridiculousness.