Ridiculous meaning

rĭ-dĭkyə-ləs
The definition of ridiculous is something that clearly can't be true, and that is so silly or foolish as to be worth making fun of.

An example of ridiculous is the idea that the grass is pink and the sky is red.

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Deserving or inspiring ridicule; absurd, preposterous, or silly.
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Deserving of ridicule; foolish; absurd.

Adam's hair is ridiculous.

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Deserving ridicule.
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Origin of ridiculous

  • From Latin rīdiculus laughable from rīdēre to laugh

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ridiculus (“laughable, ridiculous"); see ridicule.

    From Wiktionary