Definition of ridiculously in US English:

ridiculously

adverb

  • 1So as to invite mockery or derision; absurdly.

    sentence adverb ‘ridiculously, I felt like crying’
    • ‘And with a languid snap of his heels, he was off, his curled hair swaying ridiculously on his head.’
    • ‘Somewhat less ridiculously, O'Neill claims that expecting Miller to be the saviour is preposterous.’
    • ‘Johnson onstage was somewhat less ridiculously clad, but his musical taste is as questionable as his fashion sense.’
    • ‘True, troops did not experience the open-armed welcome that so many ridiculously anticipated.’
    • ‘This World Cup started as it was to end - with a risible penalty from a ridiculously coiffured superstar.’
    • ‘It's a shocking record for a club that ridiculously claims to be the Manchester United of Australian sport.’
    • ‘Scolari went even further when he refused to watch the team's games, ridiculously claiming they took place too far away from Lisbon.’
    preposterously, ridiculously, ludicrously, farcically, laughably, risibly
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    1. 1.1as submodifier So as to cause surprise or disbelief.
      ‘it had been ridiculously easy to track him down’
      • ‘We are the laughing stock of Europe with our ridiculously high prices for everything and our stupid infantile government.’
      • ‘When they did offer any kind of internet access it was extremely limited and ridiculously pricey.’
      • ‘So we either stop setting the goals or make resolutions that are ridiculously easy to keep.’
      • ‘The Irish health service has been ridiculously amateurish in its entire approach to the threat posed by SARS.’
      • ‘Ultimately, it ended up exceeding the expectations of all but the most ridiculously optimistic.’
      • ‘You could also tell her she is being ridiculously unreasonable and that you're going to find a place of your own.’
      • ‘Not only are they horrendously expensive, but they are ridiculously easy to come by and are designed to encourage us all to spend more.’
      • ‘In the coastal West, a winter vegetable garden is not only possible, but ridiculously easy.’
      • ‘Of course, every major point Wells made in that book has been shown to be totally, ridiculously wrong.’
      • ‘Of course, one reason why they might need training is that the system sounds ridiculously complex.’
      • ‘The movie is just so ridiculously pop it's almost impossible to dislike.’
      • ‘She included some ridiculously complex instructions for how to do so, and sent me on my merry way.’
      • ‘Filled with the typical wit a character like his should be infused with by law, Soren is incredibly loveable and ridiculously funny.’
      • ‘For the best part of a year David Beckham has been trying to decide if he wants to be an extremely rich young man or a fabulously, ridiculously wealthy young man.’
      • ‘They were ridiculously happy and completely unaware of everything surrounding them.’
      • ‘We did that a couple of Saturdays ago when we put on the most ridiculously illogical bet.’
      • ‘My perception is that many people feel that the adoption process in this country is ridiculously ponderous if not downright laughable.’
      • ‘What made me even more suspicious was that it was so ridiculously easy to track him down.’
      • ‘He is most certainly not a vampire, which is a ridiculously preposterous claim.’
      • ‘It's disturbing, it's weird, it's ridiculously catchy and it's completely insane.’

Pronunciation

ridiculously

/rəˈdɪkjələsli//rəˈdikyələslē/