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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ri•dic•u•lous*rɪˈdɪk yə ləs(adj.)

  1. causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; laughable:

    a ridiculous plan.

* Syn: See absurd.

Origin of ridiculous:

1540–50; < LL rīdiculōsus laughable, droll, and L rīdiculus, adj. der. of rīdiculumridicule ; see -ous

ri•dic′u•lous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathetic, ridiculous, silly(adj)

    inspiring scornful pity

    "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett

  2. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    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"

  3. farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous(adj)

    broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

    "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ridiculous(adjective)ɪˈdɪk yə ləs

    extremely silly

    a man in a ridiculous orange and green suit

  2. ridiculousɪˈdɪk yə ləs

    not reasonable in a way that is almost funny

    These prices are ridiculous!

Wiktionary

  1. ridiculous(Adjective)

    Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.

    Adam's hair is ridiculous.

  2. Origin: From ridiculus; see ridicule.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ridiculous(adj)

    fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior

  2. Ridiculous(adj)

    involving or expressing ridicule

Freebase

  1. Ridiculous

    Ridiculous is an album by the British New Wave group Squeeze. It is the band's eleventh studio album, and it introduces new drummer Kevin Wilkinson. As on the previous album, Some Fantastic Place, the band recorded one song penned by Keith Wilkinson. This time, however, Keith was not permitted to perform the lead vocals. That song, "Got to Me", is the last Wilkinson would write with Squeeze. Chris Difford sings lead on two songs, "Long Face" and "Fingertips". He had not performed lead on an album cut since "Slaughtered, Gutted and Heartbroken" and "Love Circles" on the 1989 album Frank. This record was produced by Glenn Tilbrook and Peter Smith.

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Translations for ridiculous

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

ridiculous(adjective)

very silly; deserving to be laughed at

That's a ridiculous suggestion; You look ridiculous in that hat!

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