ridiculous

[ri-dik-yuh-luhs]
adjective
1.
causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: a ridiculous plan.
2.
Slang. absurdly or unbelievably good, bad, crazy, etc.: The concert was ridiculous, their best performance ever!

Origin:
1540–50; < Late Latin rīdiculōsus laughable, droll, and Latin rīdiculus (adj. derivative of rīdiculum ridicule); see -ous

ridiculously, adverb
ridiculousness, ridiculosity [ri-dik-yuh-los-i-tee] , noun
hyperridiculous, adjective
hyperridiculously, adverb
hyperridiculousness, noun
quasi-ridiculous, adjective
quasi-ridiculously, adverb
unridiculous, adjective
unridiculously, adverb
unridiculousness, noun


1. nonsensical, ludicrous, funny, droll, comical, farcical. See absurd.


1. sensible.
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ridiculous (rɪˈdɪkjʊləs)
 
adj
worthy of or exciting ridicule; absurd, preposterous, laughable, or contemptible
 
[C16: from Latin rīdiculōsus, from rīdēre to laugh]
 
ri'diculously
 
adv
 
ri'diculousness
 
n

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ridiculous
1540s, from L. ridiculosus "laughable," from ridiculus "that which excites laughter," from ridere "to laugh."
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Example sentences
We treat all these things as ideals in themselves, overvalue them ridiculously.
But even the prices on these texts are ridiculously high, given that production
  cost can't be more than a dollar or two.
The filtering tools are out there, and they're either free or ridiculously
  cheap.
The promises of home manufacturing are ridiculously overblown.
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