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ridiculous

adjective uk   /rɪˈdɪk.jʊ.ləs/ us  
B2 stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at: Do I look ridiculous in this hat? Don't be so ridiculous! I can't possibly afford to go on holiday. It's ridiculous to expect a two-year-old to be able to read!
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adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Hotel rooms in the city are ridiculously overpriced.
Translations of “ridiculous”
in Korean 터무니 없는…
in Arabic سَخيف…
in French ridicule…
in Turkish saçma, aptalca, gülünç…
in Italian ridicolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢的, 荒唐的, 可笑的…
in Russian нелепый…
in Polish absurdalny…
in Spanish ridículo…
in Portuguese ridículo, absurdo…
in German lächerlich…
in Catalan ridícul…
in Japanese ばかばかしい, ばかげた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢的, 荒唐的, 可笑的…
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