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Synonyms for ridiculous
rɪˈdɪk yə ləsridicu·lous

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  1. ridiculousadjective

    Synonyms:
    surreal, odd, goofy, absurd, silly, funny, humorous, frivolous, willy nilly, unreasonable

    Antonyms:
    solemn, straightforward, somber, serious

  2. ridiculousadjective

    Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.

    Adam's hair is ridiculous.

    Synonyms:
    frivolous, odd, surreal, absurd, humorous, unreasonable, silly, goofy, funny, willy nilly

    Antonyms:
    somber, straightforward, solemn, serious

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. ridiculous

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ridiculous

    Synonyms:
    laughable, ludicrous, droll, contemptible, preposterous, absurd, grotesque, trifling, trivial

    Antonyms:
    serious, grave, important, weighty, considerable, venerable, imposing, majestic

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  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

    Synonyms:
    slaphappy, light-headed, nonsensical, hapless, ludicrous, giddy, poor, farcical, featherbrained, sappy, miserable, lightheaded, absurd, dizzy, laughable, airheaded, wacky, piteous, punch-drunk, cockeyed, misfortunate, pitiable, derisory, zany, silly, preposterous, goofy, pathetic, wretched, empty-headed, pitiful, cockamamy, cockamamie, idiotic, whacky

    Antonyms:
    humorless, humourless, wise, dignified, unhumorous

  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"

    Synonyms:
    farcical, laughable, nonsensical, lopsided, pissed, blind drunk, ludicrous, nonsense(a), besotted, risible, wonky, imbecilic, slopped, mirthful, amusing, blotto, skew-whiff, pixilated, absurd, crocked, crackbrained, comic, fuddled, tight, comical, funny, soused, imbecile, cockeyed, squiffy, derisory, silly, preposterous, sozzled, stiff, pathetic, awry(p), plastered, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, idiotic, askew

    Antonyms:
    humorless, unhumorous, wise, humourless, dignified

  3. farcical, ludicrous, ridiculousadjective

    broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

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

    Synonyms:
    laughable, absurd, silly, farcical, nonsensical, idiotic, preposterous, cockeyed, ludicrous, derisory, pathetic

    Antonyms:
    wise, humorless, unhumorous, dignified, humourless

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ridiculousadjective

    Synonyms:
    ludicrous, laughable, droll, funny, preposterous, farcical, comical, absurd

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ridiculousadjective

    Synonyms:
    preposterous, absurd, farcical, burlesque, ludicrous

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How to use ridiculous in a sentence?

  1. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    It's not just absurd, it's offensive. It's ridiculous. And I do think it's a disqualifier as commander-in-chief.

  2. Todd Jones:

    This is so ridiculous that they’re doing this, this is insane. There was no ill intent.

  3. Michele Roberts:

    Any suggestion that Chris Paul would ever conduct himself in a disrespectful manner towards women is utterly ridiculous, outrageous and patently false.

  4. Jules Renard:

    Look for the ridiculous in everything and you find it.

  5. Thomas Markle:

    I honestly think that if the Queen took the time to think that she would not see me because I did some stupid photographs. That is ridiculous.


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