What Does REDONCULOUS Mean in a Text?

The word REDONCULOUS (sometimes written REDONKULOUS) means "beyond ridiculous."

REDONCULOUS plays on the idea that the syllables "e" and "o" are both heavier than the syllable "i," meaning redonculous has more gravitas than ridiculous.


When I write REDONCULOUS, I mean this:

meaning of REDONCULOUS

The image shows a man with tattoos that most people would consider beyond ridiculous (or redonculous).

Summary of Key Points

"Slang term for ridiculous" is the most common definition for REDONCULOUS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Beyond ridiculous
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of REDONCULOUS in Sentences

Here are examples of REDONCULOUS being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Can you lose weight by rubbing your legs?
  • Jordan: No, don't be REDONCULOUS.
  • "Jimmy Crack Corn" is a REDONCULOUS song. I mean, if Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there even a song about him?

An Academic Look at REDONCULOUS

REDONCULOUS is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • That is a REDONCULOUS argument.
  • (Here, the adjective REDONCULOUS modifies the noun argument. It is being used as an attributive adjective, i.e., one that sits before the noun it modifies.)
  • Your argument is REDONCULOUS.
  • (Here, REDONCULOUS is being used as a predicative adjective, i.e., one that sits after the noun it modifies.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "extremely unwise" or "totally foolish" instead of REDONCULOUS.

Example of REDONCULOUS Used in a Text

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