ludicrous


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lu·di·crous

 (lo͞o′dĭ-krəs)
adj.
So absurd or incongruous as to be laughable. See Synonyms at foolish.

[From Latin lūdicrus, sportive, from lūdus, game; see leid- in Indo-European roots.]

lu′di·crous·ly adv.
lu′di·crous·ness n.

ludicrous

(ˈluːdɪkrəs)
adj
absurd or incongruous to the point of provoking ridicule or laughter
[C17: from Latin lūdicrus done in sport, from lūdus game; related to lūdere to play]
ˈludicrously adv
ˈludicrousness n

lu•di•crous

(ˈlu dɪ krəs)

adj.
causing or deserving laughter because of absurdity; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.
[1610–20; < Latin lūdicer sporting, in fun, derivative of lūdicrum amusement, derivative of lūd(ere) to play]
lu′di•crous•ly, adv.
lu′di•crous•ness, n.

ludicrous

- Early senses of ludicrous, from the adjective ludic, were "sportive," "intended as jest" and "spontaneously playful."
See also related terms for jest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ludicrous - broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
2.ludicrous - 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"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

ludicrous

ludicrous

adjective
Translations
مُضحِك، مُثير للضِّحْك
naprosto směšný
komplet latterlig
älytönnaurettava
fáránlegur
jocīgssmieklīgs
çok aptalcagülünçkomik

ludicrous

[ˈluːdɪkrəs] ADJridículo, absurdo

ludicrous

[ˈluːdɪkrəs] adj [situation, idea, claim] → ridicule, absurde
it is ludicrous to suggest that ... → il est ridicule de dire que ...
it's ludicrous that ... → il est ridicule que ...

ludicrous

adjgrotesk; sight, wordslächerlich; idea, suggestionhaarsträubend; (= low) prices, wages, speedlächerlich, lachhaft; (= high) prices, wages, speedunerhört, haarsträubend; don’t be ludicrous, I can’t do it that fastdas is ja grotesk, so schnell kann ich das nicht (machen); I’ve done the most ludicrous thing!mir ist etwas Haarsträubendes passiert!

ludicrous

[ˈluːdɪkrəs] adjridicolo/a, assurdo/a

ludicrous

(ˈluːdikrəs) adjective
completely ridiculous.
ˈludicrously adverb
ˈludicrousness noun
References in classic literature ?
Her teachers complained that instead of doing her sums she covered her slate with animals, the blank pages of her atlas were used to copy maps on, and caricatures of the most ludicrous description came fluttering out of all her books at unlucky moments.
The weeping old man with the cigar in his mouth was ludicrous.
The beast sill continued its rolling, and apparently untiring movements, though its ludicrous attempt to imitate the melody of David ceased the instant the latter abandoned the field.
The disposition of these vast sums by gentlemen wearing patched breeches awakened no sense of the ludicrous, nor did any doubt, reservation, or contingency enter into the plans of the charming enthusiasts themselves.
In the aspect of this dark-arrayed, pale-faced, ladylike old figure there was a deeply tragic character that contrasted irreconcilably with the ludicrous pettiness of her employment.
It may appear singular, and, indeed, not a little ludicrous, that an affair of this kind, which in later days would have been referred to no higher jurisdiction than that of the select men of the town, should then have been a question publicly discussed, and on which statesmen of eminence took sides.
But what was still more annoying, Brom took all Opportunities of turning him into ridicule in presence of his mistress, and had a scoundrel dog whom he taught to whine in the most ludicrous manner, and introduced as a rival of Ichabod's, to instruct her in psalmody.
said he, suddenly catching his breath, with a ludicrous flourish of apprehension, which made his mistress laugh, spite of herself.
There was some- thing pitifully ludicrous about it.
I turned my face away to conceal a smile I could not suppress: there was something ludicrous as well as painful in the little Parisienne's earnest and innate devotion to matters of dress.
From these pilgrimages to the jug and basin, he returned with such eccentricities of damp headgear as no words can describe; which were made the more ludicrous by his anxious gravity.
A curious equality of friendship, originating, I suppose, in our respective circumstances, sprung up between me and these people, notwithstanding the ludicrous disparity in our years.