200 BM Daily Vocabulary #166 | ridiculous

Receive free updates of this Daily Vocabulary Podcast on your email. Click here: http://bit.ly/subscribe-for-bm-podcast


Today’s word is: ridiculous. The meaning of ridiculous is :  stupid or unreasonable, deserving to be laughed at, silly or foolish.

In this English vocabulary lesson you will learn how to use the word ridiculous. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word ridiculous means absurd, or laughable or very silly.

For example: Majority of people thought that the prediction by an astrologer about election results was ridiculous but it turned out to be a reality.


Listen carefully how we can use the word ridiculous in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8:  The young theatre artists attempted an adaptation of a Sanskrit play for the urban audience. It turned  out to be ridiculous and the audience rejected it.


Example number 2 of 8: The exporters’ federation complained to the finance minister about some of the ridiculous laws and regulations which affected their business adversely. The minster assured them that soon some lucid regulations will be worked out to facilitate growth in exports.


Example number 3 of 8: The MNC (means a multinational company) released a new advertisement for its detergent powder. It was set on the backdrop of a historical event. The viewers found it to be ridiculous and objectionable and complaints were lodged with the authorities.


Example number 4 of 8: The railway called a meeting of representatives of the passengers to discuss improvement in the amenities offered. While some suggestions were outstanding, few were ridiculous and were rejected on the spot.


Example number 5 of 8:  The winter was over and yet Britney insisted on wearing a thick fur jacket. It was looking ridiculous and people were staring at her.


Example number 6 of 8: Bhavana visited a Chinese food restaurant. She attempted to eat with chopsticks and it looked ridiculous. Her friends could not control their laughter and soon  she also joined them in laughing.


Example number 7 of 8: The newly started Web series was based on cybercrime. However, the script was not coherent and was filled with grave errors. The viewers found it to be ridiculous and it was severely criticized.


Example number 8 of 8: The claims made on a web channel about the correlation between ancient religion and modern technology were declared ridiculous by a panel of scientists.


The channel had to introduce a disclaimer that their program was  a work of fiction.

Today we learnt the word ridiculous which means stupid or unreasonable, deserving to be laughed at.


Can you frame 3 sentences with ridiculous and type in the comments box? We are waiting.


We are sure this lesson has helped to develop your English vocabulary and speak fluent English. You can download the script of this episode and all our episodes from www.bmenglishspeakingradio.in. Stay tuned for new English vocabulary lessons.


We are on a mission to train 1 crore Indians in English fluency.

This was episode number 166 of 200 BM Vocabulary episodes that we have planned. Kindly note that we will be sharing 1 vocabulary episode daily at 6 am Indian Standard Time.


So meet you tomorrow at 6 ‘o’ clock with a new word!

Receive free updates of this Daily Vocabulary Podcast on your email. Click here: http://bit.ly/subscribe-for-bm-podcast


We, at BM English Speaking Institute train freshers and middle-level managers, to speak English Fluently and Confidently. To know more about BM Advanced English Speaking Course


visit: https://www.bmconsultantsindia.com/advanced-English-speaking-course.html

Subscribe for Future Podcasts