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Synonyms for ridiculous
rɪˈdɪk yə ləsridicu·lous

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Wiktionary

  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 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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. ridiculous

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. ridiculousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ridiculousadjective

    Synonyms:
    preposterous, absurd, farcical, burlesque, ludicrous

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How to use ridiculous in a sentence?

  1. Murtaza Akhter:

    They're coming in with fever, shortness of breath, cough, body aches and, at least for me, basically everybody I test is positive, it is ridiculous.

  2. Hogan Gidley:

    Democrats have obstructed and delayed a record number of President Trump's well-qualified nominees, so it shouldn't be surprising to anyone that he regularly communicates with Majority Leader McConnell about how to increase confirmations in the face of Democrats' ridiculous behavior.

  3. Kathy Cady:

    He is badly mistaken, or being misled, or ignorant, I don’t know which of those it is, but he's just plain wrong. What he claims is ridiculous. And when you have people who have done very, very dangerous things that have negatively impacted the community, they should not be released after short prison sentences.

  4. Bari Weiss:

    We were told you get the vaccine, you get the vaccine and you get back to normal. And we haven't gotten back to normal. And it's ridiculous at this point, i know that so many of my liberal and progressive friends are with me on this and they do not want to say it out loud because they are scared to be called anti-vaxxed or to be called science denial or to be smeared as a Trumper.

  5. Iain Bevan:

    She punched me on the arm and told me not to be ridiculous. Then I explained a bit more about it and she is right behind me now.


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