- 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 ridiculously
The man who explored universes in his works was ridiculously small-minded.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else
October 24, 2014
Of course, that “something” might, Petrossov admits, be the “ridiculously priced” G550 business jet—but hey, it is Christmas.The Uber for Private Jets Has Landed
August 21, 2014
William H. Macy should be recognized for his ridiculous (and ridiculously good) performance on Shameless.Emmys 2014: Who Will and Who Should Be Nominated
July 9, 2014
I would probably get ridiculously sick because I would be so excited that maybe I would eat everything.The Gluten-Free Diet Has Two Faces
May 6, 2014
Based on his Late Night track record, the answer would seem to be a ridiculously obvious yes.Can Jimmy Fallon Be Himself on ‘The Tonight Show’?
February 17, 2014
He was ridiculously relieved to see that the man who stood by their side was grey-headed.The Avenger
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In their Opinion, they are finest when dressed most ridiculously or terribly.The Present State of Virginia
She had laughed when she put them on, they were so ridiculously large for her tiny feet.Audrey Craven
I myself said to you that you were ridiculously exaggerating what you called your obligation to me.The Market-Place
Benevolence radiated from him ridiculously, mildly, impressively.The Shadow-Line
- worthy of or exciting ridicule; absurd, preposterous, laughable, or contemptible
Word Origin and History for ridiculously
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.