Synonyms for ridiculous

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ri-dik-yuh-luhs
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈdɪk yə ləs

Top 10 synonyms for ridiculous Other synonyms for the word ridiculous

Définition of ridiculous

Origin :
  • 1540s, ridyculouse, from Latin ridiculosus "laughable," from ridiculus "that which excites laughter," from ridere "to laugh." Shakespeare and other 17c. writers sometimes spelled it rediculous. Slang extensions to "outrageous" (1839); "excellent" (1959, jazz slang). Related: Ridiculously; ridiculousness.
  • adj stupid, funny
Example sentences :
  • It got us into a great many difficulties, some of which were ridiculous, but it had its advantages.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • Where in the world had she ever found so ridiculous an idea as to think that Agnes would be angry with her!
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • It was ridiculous, the amount of time she gave to that baby—out of all rhyme and reason.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • I thought her ridiculous, but it was too much trouble to tell her so continually.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • How ridiculous it was of women to sit at meals with hats on!
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • His family were kept in perpetual fear of a ridiculous mesalliance.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • There was a strange blending of the ridiculous with that which was solemn in this scene.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • She was a little fool, he knew, and making a ridiculous figure of herself.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • It was insensate folly on his part, ridiculous from any point of view.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Nothing to do with my proprietor; not stateable at present, ridiculous to state at present; but good.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for ridiculous

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