adverb see ludicrous

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  • ludicrously — adv. Ludicrously is used with these adjectives: ↑expensive …   Collocations dictionary

  • ludicrously — ludicrous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ absurd; ridiculous. DERIVATIVES ludicrously adverb ludicrousness noun. ORIGIN Latin ludicrus, probably from ludicrum stage play …   English terms dictionary

  • Ludicrously — Ludicrous Lu di*crous, a. [L. ludicrus, or ludicer, from ludus play, sport, fr. ludere to play.] 1. Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive. Broome. [1913 Webster] A chapter upon German rhetoric would be in the same… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ludicrously — See ludicrous. * * * …   Universalium

  • ludicrously — adverb In a ludicrous manner …   Wiktionary

  • ludicrously — adv. absurdly, ridiculously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ludicrously — lu·di·crous·ly …   English syllables

  • ludicrously — See: ludicrous …   English dictionary

  • ludicrously — adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well • Syn: ↑laughably, ↑ridiculously, ↑preposterously • Derived from adjective: ↑ludicrous, ↑ridiculous ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • ludicrous — ludicrously, adv. ludicrousness, n. /looh di kreuhs/, adj. causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency. [1610 20; < L ludicrus sportive, equiv. to ludicr(um) a show …   Universalium

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