ridiculous

[ ri-dik-yuh-luhs ]
/ rɪˈdɪk yə ləs /
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adjective

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!

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Origin of ridiculous

1540–50; <Late Latin rīdiculōsus laughable, droll, and Latin rīdiculus (adj. derivative of rīdiculumridicule); see -ous

synonym study for ridiculous

1. See absurd.

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British Dictionary definitions for ridiculous

ridiculous
/ (rɪˈdɪkjʊləs) /

adjective

worthy of or exciting ridicule; absurd, preposterous, laughable, or contemptible

Derived forms of ridiculous

ridiculously, adverbridiculousness, noun

Word Origin for ridiculous

C16: from Latin rīdiculōsus, from rīdēre to laugh
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Idioms and Phrases with ridiculous

ridiculous

see from the ridiculous to the sublime.

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