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Rediculous vs. Ridiculous: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 11, 2024
"Rediculous" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "ridiculous." Ridiculous refers to something that is laughably absurd or deserving of mockery.

Which is correct: Rediculous or Ridiculous

How to spell Ridiculous?

Rediculous is Incorrect

Ridiculous is Correct


Key Differences

Use the mnemonic "Ridiculously Intelligent Dinosaurs In Caps Under Little Old Umbrellas Sitting" to spell out "RIDICULOUS."
Recall that the word "ridicule" is the root, which will help you remember the 'i' instead of 'e'.
Envision someone laughing ("ha ha") to remember that the word has two 'u's but no 'e.'
Think of the phrase "It's ridiculous to be red in the face" to remember that it's not "rediculous."
Remember that 'i' comes before 'u' just like in "ridicule."

Correct usage of Ridiculous

The idea seemed rediculous at first, but it actually worked.
The idea seemed ridiculous at first, but it actually worked.
Their demands were completely rediculous.
Their demands were completely ridiculous.
That movie was so bad, it was rediculous.
That movie was so bad, it was ridiculous.
I can't believe he wore that rediculous outfit to the party.
I can't believe he wore that ridiculous outfit to the party.
The amount they're asking for is just rediculous.
The amount they're asking for is just ridiculous.

Ridiculous Definitions

Deserving or inspiring mockery or derision.
His attempt at cooking was ridiculous.
Beyond belief or understanding.
The odds of that happening are ridiculous.
Contemptibly unimportant or petty.
He was fired for a ridiculous reason.
Extremely silly or unreasonable.
The idea of flying pigs is ridiculous.
Provoking laughter through absurdity.
Her outfit was ridiculously funny.
Deserving or inspiring ridicule; absurd, preposterous, or silly.
Deserving of ridicule; foolish, absurd
That hairstyle looks ridiculous.
It's ridiculous to charge so much for a little souvenir.
You make ridiculous statements a lot, like saying that UFOs are real.
(informal) astonishing, extreme, unbelievable
In a ridiculous feat of engineering, the team can calculate the difference in arrival time to within one-tenth of a nanosecond.
Gaines is a classic motor player with a low center of gravity and ridiculous strength.
Fitted to excite ridicule; absurd and laughable; unworthy of serious consideration; as, a ridiculous dress or behavior.
Agricola, discerning that those little targets and unwieldy glaives ill pointed would soon become ridiculous against the thrust and close, commanded three Batavian cohorts . . . to draw up and come to handy strokes.
Involving or expressing ridicule.
[It] provokes me to ridiculous smiling.
Inspiring scornful pity;
How silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years
Completely devoid of wisdom or good sense;
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
Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce;
The wild farcical exuberance of a clown
Ludicrous green hair

Ridiculous Sentences

He made a ridiculous attempt at dancing that had us all giggling.
She found the whole situation completely ridiculous.
The story he told was so ridiculous, everyone burst into laughter.
The dog looked ridiculous with that huge bow on its head.
Wearing sandals in the snow is not only ridiculous but also dangerous.
It's ridiculous how much I procrastinate before a deadline.
Their argument was so ridiculous, I couldn't take them seriously.
The idea of a flying car might seem ridiculous now, but who knows about the future?
Their proposal was so ridiculous, it was clear they hadn't thought it through.
The prices at that store are ridiculous for such basic items.
He asked a ridiculous amount of questions during the movie.
The penalty was ridiculous – like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
I've heard some ridiculous excuses, but that one tops them all.
The way they were overreacting to the situation was just ridiculous.
She wore the most ridiculous hat to the wedding, and it blocked my view.
Demanding that everyone arrive at 4 a.m. was a ridiculous request.
It's ridiculous how excited I get over the simplest things.
The cat's ridiculous antics keep us entertained for hours.
The concept of a squirrel as the main superhero seemed ridiculous but was surprisingly entertaining.
He has a ridiculous fear of cotton balls; he can't even touch them.


Why is it called ridiculous?

It's called "ridiculous" because it derives from the Latin "ridiculus," which means "laughable" or "worthy of scorn."

Which vowel is used before ridiculous?

'I' is the vowel used before "ridiculous."

What is the singular form of ridiculous?

Ridiculous (it's an adjective, so it doesn't have a plural form).

What is the plural form of ridiculous?

N/A, it's an adjective.

Which preposition is used with ridiculous?

"For," "of," and "to" can be used depending on the context.

Which conjunction is used with ridiculous?

"And," "but," "or," depending on the context.

Is ridiculous a noun or adjective?


What is the verb form of ridiculous?


What is the pronunciation of ridiculous?


What is the root word of ridiculous?


Is ridiculous a collective noun?


What is a stressed syllable in ridiculous?

The second syllable, "dic."

Is ridiculous an abstract noun?


Is ridiculous a countable noun?

No, it's an adjective.

What part of speech is ridiculous?


Which determiner is used with ridiculous?

"The," "this," "that," depending on the context.

What is the third form of ridiculous?


Which article is used with ridiculous?

"The" or "a" can be used depending on the context.

Is ridiculous an adverb?


Is ridiculous a negative or positive word?

Generally negative.

Is the word ridiculous imperative?


What is the second form of ridiculous?


Is ridiculous a vowel or consonant?

Begins with a consonant ('R').

How many syllables are in ridiculous?

Four syllables.

How do we divide ridiculous into syllables?


Is the ridiculous term a metaphor?


What is another term for ridiculous?

Absurd, preposterous.

What is the opposite of ridiculous?

Sensible, reasonable.

What is the first form of ridiculous?

Ridiculous (it's an adjective, so it doesn't have different forms).

How is ridiculous used in a sentence?

"The suggestion to build a snowman in summer is ridiculous."
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