Synonyms for ridiculous

Synonyms for (adjective) ridiculous

Synonyms: ridiculous, pathetic, silly

Definition: inspiring scornful pity

Usage: how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years- Dashiell Hammett

Similar words: undignified

Definition: lacking dignity


Synonyms: ludicrous, ridiculous, farcical

Definition: broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

Usage: the wild farcical exuberance of a clown; ludicrous green hair

Similar words: humorous, humourous

Definition: full of or characterized by humor

Usage: humorous stories; humorous cartoons; in a humorous vein


Synonyms: absurd, derisory, cockeyed, idiotic, ludicrous, laughable, preposterous, ridiculous, nonsensical

Definition: incongruous;inviting ridicule

Usage: the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework; that's a cockeyed idea; ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer; a contribution so small as to be laughable; it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion; a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history; her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

Similar words: foolish

Definition: devoid of good sense or judgment

Usage: foolish remarks; a foolish decision