From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishridiculousri‧dic‧u‧lous /rɪˈdɪkjələs/ ●●○S3 adjective 🔊 🔊 STUPID/NOT SENSIBLEvery 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 ridiculous that 🔊 It’s ridiculous that we have to wait six weeks.► see thesaurus at stupid —ridiculously adverb 🔊 a ridiculously expensive jacket 🔊 ridiculously low prices —ridiculousness noun [uncountable]COLLOCATIONSadverbsabsolutely/utterly ridiculousYou look absolutely ridiculous in that short skirt.quite ridiculous (=completely ridiculous)I thought his behaviour was quite ridiculous.totally ridiculousThe idea is totally ridiculous.slightly ridiculousAndrew felt slightly ridiculous carrying the dog.faintly ridiculous (=slightly ridiculous)Her urge to run away seemed faintly ridiculous now.patently ridiculous (=obviously ridiculous)Her excuse was patently ridiculous.GrammarRidiculous is not used with ‘very’. You say: I think it’s absolutely ridiculous.✗Don’t say: I think it’s very ridiculous.
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ridiculous• This whole thing is just so ridiculous.• She wore some sort of ridiculouscowgirlgetup.• Now that is a ridiculousexperiment, and impossible to do.• I remember the ridiculous plans such as the selectiveemploymenttax.• Jeanne Tripplehorn pairs with Dylan McDermott in this comedy about a ridiculousromantic and an utterrealist brought together by destiny.• While I do not agree with much of what Sinead says, I feel I must defend her from your ridiculousslurs.• This should have been plainly ridiculous to the Elizabethanaudience.• He considers such maneuverings a ridiculous way to run a government and still potentially hazardous to the credit markets here and abroad.absolutely/totally/utterly ridiculous• Now he'd put all the facts together the story sounded absolutely ridiculous.• It was entirely against her will and utterly ridiculous, but she could not seem to stop doing it.• What a totally ridiculousdream - and about Fen of all people, the last person imaginable, a man she disliked.• And the action premise that completes this credo may seem totally ridiculous in these troubledtimes.• He looked utterly ridiculous, lounging untidily back against the door.• How utterly ridiculous! she chided herself sharply.• Why should it matter how many photos you had? Totally ridiculous things.• Which is, of course, totally ridiculous, when you look at it rationally.