What does ludicrous mean?
Definitions for ludicrous
ˈlu dɪ krəslu·di·crous
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farcical, ludicrous, ridiculousadjective
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
"the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective
"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"
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Burlesque; merry; sportive; exciting laughter.
Etymology: ludicer, Lat.
Plutarch quotes this as an instance of ’s judgment; in closing a ludicrous scene with decency and instruction. Notes on the Odyssey.
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
lū′di-krus, adj. that serves for sport: adapted to excite laughter: laughable: comic.—adv. Lū′dicrously.—n. Lū′dicrousness. [L. ludicrus—ludĕre, to play.]
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
The numerical value of ludicrous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of ludicrous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of ludicrous in a Sentence
The question is simply what is going on — and if there’s nothing nefarious, then let us know, it’s so ludicrous that you can have something as simple as Tylenol saying where it’s from, then something the complete opposite with no answers.
I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple violations of both the State and Federal Constitutions, but also blatant government overreach by the school system, for anyone to conclude that a student's home is now school property because of connectivity through video conferencing is absurd... It is ludicrous for this All-American kid to be punished for taking responsible actions just as it is for his parents to be accused of neglect.
I realize that price may sound ludicrous to some today. But $5,000 sounded equally ludicrous as our first written price forecast when we launched Pantera Bitcoin Fund at $65 per bitcoin, just saying that there's more than a 50-50 chance bitcoin goes up – and goes up big.
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.
These types of conspiracy theories have been prevalent in the Muslim world, especially the Middle East, for decades as MEMRI has revealed, one would hope that in America, all communities, including the Muslim community, would be immunized from such ludicrous propaganda, let alone propagate it.
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- ridículCatalan, Valencian
- ysmala, chwerthinllyd, digrifWelsh
- absurdo, ridiculo, irrisorioSpanish
- naurettava, järjetön, idioottimainen, absurdi, älytönFinnish
- amaideachScottish Gaelic
- idiotyczny, absurdalny, groteskowy, niedorzecznyPolish
- нелепый, абсурдный, смехотворныйRussian
- löjlig, absurd, skrattretandeSwedish
- lố bịchVietnamese
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