ridiculous


ridiculous
01. $40? I think it's [ridiculous] to spend that much money for a T-shirt.
02. The student told the teacher a [ridiculous] story about his dog eating his homework, but she didn't believe him.
03. The other children [ridiculed] the little boy for wetting his pants in class.
04. He paid a [ridiculously] high price for his car just because he was determined to buy a convertible Volkswagen Beetle.
05. Edmond de Concourt once observed that a painting in a museum hears more [ridiculous] opinions than anything else in the world.
06. My grandfather thinks it's [ridiculous] for people to talk about the rights of animals.
07. He looked [ridiculous] dressed as a woman for the school play.
08. The two girls were having what I considered to be a [ridiculous] conversation about the contribution of the fashion industry to our society.
09. He has this [ridiculous] idea that he can just quit high school and become a rock star.
10. So much of modern fashion is totally [ridiculous]; no one would ever wear these clothes in public.
11. In my opinion, much of today's performance art is simply [ridiculous] - a cry for attention by totally untalented artists.
12. There is a Chinese proverb which states that to be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be [ridiculous].
13. She was wearing a [ridiculous] looking hat, and an ugly pink dress.
14. Professional athletes now receive [ridiculously] high salaries, which no one could even begin to spend in a normal lifetime.
15. When someone tries to sell something like this at such a [ridiculously] low price, you have to figure that there's something strange going on.
16. The calypso music of Trinidad was originally used as a tool to [ridicule] the greed, envy and vanity of the rich.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Ridiculous — Ri*dic u*lous, a. [L. ridiculosus, ridiculus, fr. ridere to laigh. Cf. {Risible}.] 1. Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior. [1913 Webster] Agricola, discerning that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ridiculous — index fatuous, incredible, inept (inappropriate), irrational, ludicrous, unreasonable, untenable …   Law dictionary

  • ridiculous — 1540s, from L. ridiculosus laughable, from ridiculus that which excites laughter, from ridere to laugh …   Etymology dictionary

  • ridiculous — *laughable, risible, ludicrous, droll, funny, comic, comical, farcical Analogous words: absurd, preposterous, *foolish, silly: amusing, diverting, entertaining (see AMUSE): *fantastic, grotesque, bizarre, antic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ridiculous — [adj] stupid, funny absurd, antic, bizarre, comic, comical, contemptible, daffy*, derisory, droll, fantastic, farcical, foolheaded*, foolish, gelastic, goofy*, grotesque, harebrained*, hilarious, impossible, incredible, jerky*, laughable,… …   New thesaurus

  • ridiculous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ inviting mockery or derision; absurd. DERIVATIVES ridiculously adverb ridiculousness noun. ORIGIN Latin ridiculus laughable , from ridere to laugh …   English terms dictionary

  • ridiculous — [ri dik′yə ləs] adj. [L ridiculosus (< ridiculum: see RIDICULE) or ridiculus] deserving ridicule SYN. ABSURD ridiculously adv. ridiculousness n …   English World dictionary

  • ridiculous — adj. 1) ridiculous to + inf. (it s ridiculous to apply for that position) 2) ridiculous that + clause (it s ridiculous that they could not receive visas) * * * [rɪ dɪkjʊləs] ridiculous that + clause (it s ridiculous that they could not receive… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ridiculous — ri|dic|u|lous S2 [rıˈdıkjuləs] adj very silly or unreasonable ▪ That s a ridiculous idea! ▪ Don t be ridiculous! ▪ I d look ridiculous in a dress like that. absolutely/totally/utterly ridiculous ▪ It s an absolutely ridiculous decision. it is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ridiculous — ri|dic|u|lous [ rı dıkjələs ] adjective ** silly or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at: a ridiculous idea There s something you re not telling me. Don t be ridiculous! She looks absolutely ridiculous in that hat. it is ridiculous to do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English