Definitions for ludicrousˈlu dɪ krəs

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  1. farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous(adj)

    broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

    "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"

  2. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    incongruous;inviting ridicule

    "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"

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  1. Ludicrous(a.)

    Ridiculously absurd.

  2. Origin: [L. ludicrus, or ludicer, from ludus play, sport, fr. ludere to play.]

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  1. ludicrous(Adjective)

    Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.

    He made a ludicrous attempt to run for office.

  2. Origin: First attested in 1619. From ludicrus, from ludo.

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  1. Ludicrous(adj)

    adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive

  2. Origin: [L. ludicrus, or ludicer, from ludus play, sport, fr. ludere to play.]


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