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ridiculous

ri·dic·u·lous

ridiculous

 
pronunciation:
rih dIk y ls
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: causing or deserving ridicule; silly, absurd, or preposterous; laughable.
He always felt ridiculous when he was forced to dance.These prices are ridiculous; no one in his right mind would shop here!
synonyms:
absurd, farcical, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, silly
antonyms:
serious
similar words:
asinine, cockamamie, comical, fatuous, foolish, inane, laughable, puerile, senseless
derivations: ridiculously (adv.), ridiculousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word ridiculous contains the following parts:
rid, ris Latin root that means laugh
-ulous Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, characterized by