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 ?
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.
business it was to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and
The variety of matter, indeed, which I shall be obliged to cram into this book, will afford no room for any of those ludicrous observations which I have elsewhere made, and which may sometimes, perhaps, have prevented thee from taking a nap when it was beginning to steal upon thee.
As, in the serious style, Homer is pre-eminent among poets, for he alone combined dramatic form with excellence of imitation, so he too first laid down the main lines of Comedy, by dramatising the ludicrous instead of writing personal satire.
I was told, almost in the same words, of the same ludicrous habit among the Caffres; the Australians, likewise, have long been notorious for being able to imitate and describe the gait of any man, so that he may be recognized.
I never go out after dark, but I find myself in the ludicrous situation of being followed and observed at a distance, always by one scout, and often by two.
The weeping old man with the cigar in his mouth was ludicrous.
When he beheld nothing but stockades and bastions, calculated for defense against naked savages, he felt an emotion of indignant surprise, mingled with something of the ludicrous.
When he told me this he put his hand to his cheek as though he still felt the smart of the blow, and in his eyes was a pain that was heartrending and an amazement that was ludicrous.
said he, "have not the most ludicrous things always happened to us old anchorites and saints?
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.
During my whole stay on the island there occurred but two or three instances where the natives applied to me with the view of availing themselves of my superior information; and these now appear so ludicrous that I cannot forbear relating them.