Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.
Adam's hair is ridiculous.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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,"
Shakespeare1 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
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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
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
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective
"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
farcical, ludicrous, ridiculousadjective
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
"the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
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How to use ridiculous in a sentence?
The thing is ridiculous and it is not a well-founded strike.
This is just ridiculous... publicity hounds, it is just silly.
If anything, (customers) say ‘this is ridiculous and we’re sorry that you’re being extorted that way.’ It’s not going to change anyone’s mind, they’ve put a lot of thought into where they’re getting their meat.
It probably is the next generation of cars, but it is ridiculous when you consider what you’re paying for as far as future growth prospects.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
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- ridículCatalan, Valencian
- irrigarri, barregarriBasque
- amaideachScottish Gaelic
- 馬鹿らしい, ばかげたJapanese
- śmieszny, absurdalny, niedorzecznyPolish
- น่าขัน, ไร้สาระThai
- saçma, tuhaf, gülünç, komikTurkish
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