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ridiculous

adjective uk   us   /rɪˈdɪk.jʊ.ləs/
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   us   /-li/
Hotel rooms in the city are ridiculously overpriced.
Translations of “ridiculous”
in Arabic سَخيف…
in Korean 터무니 없는…
in Malaysian merepek…
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 Vietnamese buồn cười…
in Spanish ridículo…
in Portuguese ridículo, absurdo…
in Thai น่าหัวเราะ…
in German lächerlich…
in Catalan ridícul…
in Japanese ばかばかしい, ばかげた…
in Indonesian menggelikan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢的, 荒唐的, 可笑的…
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