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Borrowed from Latin rīdiculus (laughable, ridiculous); Equivalent to ridicule +‎ -ous.



ridiculous (comparative more ridiculous, superlative most ridiculous)

  1. deserving of ridicule; foolish, absurd
    Synonyms: silly, willy nilly, frivolous, goofy, funny, humorous, absurd, odd, surreal, unreasonable; see also Thesaurus:absurd
    Antonyms: straightforward, serious, somber, solemn
    That hairstyle looks ridiculous.
    It's ridiculous to charge so much for a little souvenir.
    You make ridiculous statements a lot, like saying that UFOs are real.
  2. (informal) astonishing, extreme, unbelievable
    In a ridiculous feat of engineering, the team can calculate the difference in arrival time to within one-tenth of a nanosecond.
    Gaines is a classic motor player with a low center of gravity and ridiculous strength.

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