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Informal UsagePlay
Use 'ridiculous' in casual situations, not in formal writing or speeches. SlideSaying 'your idea is ridiculous' in a business meeting can sound disrespectful.
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Humor or DisapprovalPlay
'Ridiculous' can express humor or disapprove of something. Tone and context clarify this. SlideHe wore a ridiculous hat that made us all laugh.
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Exaggeration EmphasizedPlay
'Ridiculous' often exaggerates to emphasize strong feelings about something's silliness. SlideMissing the bus because you overslept again is ridiculous!