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What does "ridiculous" mean? — Didion, Liberia
The word ridiculous means "extremely silly or unreasonable." It comes from the Latin word ridiculosus meaning "laughable." Below are some examples of how ridiculous is used:
- Their outfits are ridiculous.
- Don't be ridiculous!
- It was a ridiculous idea.
- That's a ridiculous price for that sweater.
- They bought a ridiculous amount [=an extremely large amount] of snacks.
I hope this helps.
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