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Meaning of LUDICROUS

Pronunciation:  'loodukrus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
  2. [adj]  completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "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"

LUDICROUS is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: absurd, derisory, farcical, foolish, humorous, humourous, laughable, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lu"di*crous\, a. [L. ludicrus, or ludicer, from ludus
play, sport, fr. ludere to play.]
Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt;
sportive. --Broome.

      A chapter upon German rhetoric would be in the same
      ludicrous predicament as Van Troil's chapter on the
      snakes of Iceland, which delivers its business in one
      summary sentence, announcing, that snakes in Iceland --
      there are none.                          --De Quincey.

Syn: Laughable; sportive; burlesque; comic; droll;

Usage: {Ludicrous}, {Laughable}, {Ridiculous}. We speak of a
       thing as ludicrous when it tends to produce laughter;
       as laughable when the impression is somewhat stronger;
       as ridiculous when more or less contempt is mingled
       with the merriment created. -- {Lu"di*crous*ly}, adv.
       -- {Lu"di*crous*ness}, n.

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