What does ludicrous mean?

Definitions for ludicrous
ˈlu dɪ krəslu·di·crous

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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.

    Etymology: [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.

    Etymology: First attested in 1619. From ludicrus, from ludo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ludicrous(adj)

    adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive

    Etymology: [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.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on September 16, 2015  

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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

Examples of ludicrous in a Sentence

  1. Michael Bennet:

    How ludicrous it is that this government is shut down over a promise that the President of the United States couldn't keep ?

  2. Monday Bush:

    This is ludicrous for the Clinton campaign and others to suggest that somehow I'm using a derogatory term.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    The notion that another country is going to pay for a wall that we're building is just ludicrous beyond belief.

  4. 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.

  5. Scientist Dennis McAuley:

    There is no scientific basis to it. It's a complete fraud, if authorities are putting any reliance on this to detect explosives, it's ludicrous. It's unbelievable they are still using this.

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