Adjective "Ridiculous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.
  1. 'it seems absolutely ridiculous that anyone would try to pull a stunt like this'
  2. 'Why are we not aware of the ridiculous amounts spent on such white elephants?'
  3. 'I told her that one of my best friends at the time had a crush on her and she just laughed and thought it was ridiculous.'
  4. 'The council says that the law does not allow it to play such a role, which is ridiculous.'
  5. 'The increase in costs will result in a doubling of our charges, which is totally ridiculous.'
  6. 'Just as he has the right to ask for a ridiculous rent increase, you have the right to fight it.'
  7. 'Be in no doubt that we appreciate how ridiculous this whole episode must look.'
  8. 'Plans to name a street in a Bradford village after an exotic pink bird have been branded ridiculous.'
  9. 'I am sick of hearing the ridiculous arguments about civil liberties and tradition.'
  10. 'In this day and age you wouldn't expect it to happen once - but three times is ridiculous.'
  11. 'It is extraordinary the number of people who say to me it is ridiculous that players should be paid so much.'


1. causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: a ridiculous plan.

2. Slang. absurdly or unbelievably good, bad, crazy, etc.: The concert was ridiculous, their best performance ever!

More examples(as adjective)

"volatilities can be ridiculous in/at/on days."

"volatilities can be ridiculous over lasts."

"subjects can be ridiculous to people."

"positions can be ridiculous with greens."

"people can be ridiculous in/at/on times."

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Mid 16th century: from Latin ridiculosus, from ridiculus ‘laughable’ (see ridicule).