ridiculous

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin rīdiculus (laughable, ridiculous); see ridicule.

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  • (Canada, UK, US) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈdɪkjʊləs/, /ɹiːˈdɪkjʊləs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪkjələs

AdjectiveEdit

ridiculous (comparative more ridiculous, superlative most ridiculous)

  1. Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.
    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. Astonishing; 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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