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LUDICROUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ludicrous mean? 

LUDICROUS (adjective)
  The adjective LUDICROUS has 2 senses:

1. broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
2. incongruous;inviting ridicule

  Familiarity information: LUDICROUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUDICROUS (adjective)


Sense 1ludicrous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

Synonyms:

farcical; ludicrous; ridiculous

Context examples:

the wild farcical exuberance of a clown / ludicrous green hair

Similar:

humorous; humourous (full of or characterized by humor)


Sense 2ludicrous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incongruous;inviting ridicule

Synonyms:

preposterous; nonsensical; derisory; laughable; ludicrous; idiotic; cockeyed; absurd; ridiculous

Context examples:

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

Similar:

foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)


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