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utterly ridiculous

This page is about the collocation utterly ridiculous

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

completely ridiculous or unreasonable

For example

  • You'll look utterly ridiculous if you dress like a teenager when you're sixty.

  • The idea that you can learn a language just by memorizing long vocab lists is utterly ridiculous.

Note:
Other collocations in which "utterly" is used to intensify a negative quality include "utterly useless", "utterly devoid of" and "utterly incapable of".

Quick Quiz

If what you say is utterly ridiculous, people will

a. applaud you

b. laugh at you

c. agree with you

Contributor: Matt Errey