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Definitions for ridiculous
rɪˈdɪk yə ləsridicu·lous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathetic, ridiculous, sillyadjective

    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, ridiculousadjective

    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, ridiculousadjective

    broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

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

Wiktionary

  1. ridiculousadjective

    Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.

    Adam's hair is ridiculous.

    Etymology: From ridiculus; see ridicule.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ridiculousadjective

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

  2. Ridiculousadjective

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ridiculous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2119

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ridiculous' in Adjectives Frequency: #636

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ridiculous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ridiculous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ridiculous in a Sentence

  1. David Hume:

    Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous.

  2. Donald Trump:

    It's ridiculous that the government has to be put in a position where if they have information about a possible attack, we waste a second because that could be the second that kills somebody, the reality is time is of the essence when you're talking about the possibility of a terrorist attack.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Job interview is often so structured and conducted that when the interviewers want to select a candidate, they even make a good sense out of his most ridiculous answer; but if they get hell bent to reject the interviewee, then even the smartest reply from him is dubbed by them as nonsense.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It seems ridiculous that I'd have to do it when everybody says there's no collusion, but I'll do what is necessary to get it over with.

  5. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:

    The idea we would rule out ground troops is ridiculous.

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