noun see ludicrous

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  • ludicrousness — index incongruity, inexpedience Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ludicrousness — noun The state or quality of being ludicrous. The full ludicrousness of the thing dawned upon me so forcibly that I forgot all about my excitement and scare, and laughed aloud. Syn: laughableness …   Wiktionary

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

  • Ludicrousness — 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

  • ludicrousness — See ludicrously. * * * …   Universalium

  • ludicrousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality of being laughable or comical: comedy, comicality, comicalness, drollery, drollness, farcicality, funniness, humor, humorousness, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, ridiculousness, wit, wittiness, zamness.… …   English dictionary for students

  • ludicrousness — n. absurdness, ridiculousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ludicrousness — lu·di·crous·ness …   English syllables

  • ludicrousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being ludicrous …   Useful english dictionary

  • ludicrous — adjective Etymology: Latin ludicrus, from ludus play, sport; perhaps akin to Greek loidoros abusive Date: 1712 1. amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity 2. meriting derisive laughter or scorn as …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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