What does ludicrous mean?

Definitions for ludicrousˈlu dɪ krəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ludicrous.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

GCIDE

  1. Ludicrous(a.)

    Ridiculously absurd.

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ludicrous

    lū′di-krus, adj. that serves for sport: adapted to excite laughter: laughable: comic.—adv. Lū′dicrously.—n. Lū′dicrousness. [L. ludicrusludĕre, to play.]

Editors Contribution

  1. ludicrous

    Ludicrous (adjective)is a state of being funny.

    Ludicrous is a cruel laugh to someone having embarrassing situation.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ludicrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ludicrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ali Dibadji:

    6.3 is ludicrous in my view for most companies.

  2. Steve Scalise:

    For anyone to suggest that I was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous.

  3. Kevin Smith:

    To suddenly claim you're going to work with members of Congress after years of ignoring them is rather ludicrous.

  4. Edgar Allen Poe:

    Some things are so completely ludicrous that a man must laugh or die. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!

  5. Dan Roberts:

    We can teach fourth-graders safe-sex practices, but we can't mention teaching firearm education in a public grade school without anti-gun groups having a complete meltdown. ... It's completely ludicrous.

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