Ridiculous Definition

rĭ-dĭkyə-ləs
adjective
Deserving ridicule.
Webster's New World
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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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

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