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Synonyms for ridiculous
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathetic, ridiculous, silly(adj)

    inspiring scornful pity

    "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett

    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

    humorless, humourless, wise, dignified, unhumorous

  2. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    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"

    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

    humorless, unhumorous, wise, humourless, dignified

  3. farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous(adj)

    broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

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

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

    wise, humorless, unhumorous, dignified, humourless


  1. ridiculous(adjective)

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

    straightforward, solemn, serious, somber

  2. ridiculous(adjective)

    Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.

    Adam's hair is ridiculous.

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

    serious, solemn, straightforward, somber

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    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

    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 Antonyms

  1. ridiculous

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ridiculous(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ridiculous(a)

    preposterous, absurd, farcical, burlesque, ludicrous

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  1. Susan Shalabi:

    The idea that sport and politics do not mix is ridiculous. It’s like a child repeating, I am not afraid, I am not afraid, I am not afraid. If you keep repeating something, it’s not because you believe it but because you want to convince yourself it is true.”

  2. Dawn Hilton-Williams:

    It does n’t matter how polite you are, it’s all sick, crazy bullying and the police are ridiculous.

  3. Rodney Dangerfield:

    I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet.

  4. Thomas Atkins:

    I think it's ridiculous, silly, you're only going to rest for a little while on the stone anyway and you eventually move along.

  5. Lyle Merrifield:

    I think it's unfortunate, i think it's a little ridiculous, really. I don't blame Canada for doing it back.

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