ludicrous

  • 1 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 ludicrous… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Ludicrous — may refer to:*Ludacris (born 1977), American rapper *I, Ludicrous, English music ensemble *Ludicrous Lollipops, English band …

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  • 3 ludicrous — I adjective absurd, amusing, asinine, at variance with the facts, barely possible, beyond belief, bizarre, comical, contrary to common sense, contrary to reason, crazy, derisible, doubtable, dubitable, eccentric, fallacious, fantastic,… …

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  • 4 ludicrous — (adj.) 1610s, pertaining to play or sport, from L. ludicrus, from ludicrum a sport, game, toy, source of amusement, joke, from ludere to play, which, with L. ludus a game, play, perhaps is from Etruscan, or perhaps from PIE root *leid to play.… …

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  • 5 ludicrous — iaughable, risible, ridiculous, comic, comical, farcical, droll, funny Analogous words: absurd, preposterous, *foolish, silly: grotesque, bizarre, antic, *fantastic: amusing, diverting, entertaining (see AMUSE) Contrasted words: lugubrious,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 ludicrous — [adj] absurd, ridiculous antic, bizarre, burlesque, comic, comical, crazy, droll, fantastic, farcical, foolish, funny, gelastic, grotesque, incongruous, laughable, nonsensical, odd, outlandish, preposterous, risible, silly, zany; concept 548 Ant …

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

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  • 8 ludicrous — [lo͞o′di krəs] adj. [L ludicrus < ludus, a play, game < IE base * leid , to play, tease > Gr loidorein, to rail at, rebuke] so absurd, ridiculous, or exaggerated as to cause or merit laughter SYN. ABSURD ludicrously adv. ludicrousness n …

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  • 9 ludicrous — adj. 1) ludicrous to + inf. (it s ludicrous to dress like that) 2) ludicrous that + clause (it s ludicrous that we have to show our pass each time) * * * [ luːdɪkrəs] ludicrous that + clause (it s ludicrous that we have to show our pass each… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 ludicrous — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ADVERB ▪ absolutely, completely …

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  • 11 ludicrous — lu|di|crous [ˈlu:dıkrəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: ludicrus playful , from ludus play ] completely unreasonable, stupid, or wrong = ↑ridiculous ▪ It is ludicrous to suggest that I was driving under the influence of alcohol. ▪ The… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 ludicrous — [[t]lu͟ːdɪkrəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf (emphasis) If you describe something as ludicrous, you are emphasizing that you think it is foolish, unreasonable, or unsuitable. It was ludicrous to suggest that the visit could be kept… …

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  • 13 ludicrous — lu|di|crous [ ludıkrəs ] adjective extremely silly: ABSURD: It is ludicrous to suggest that she was a government agent. a ludicrous new regulation ╾ lu|di|crous|ly adverb: ludicrously expensive …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 ludicrous — UK [ˈluːdɪkrəs] / US [ˈludɪkrəs] adjective extremely silly It is ludicrous to suggest that she was a government agent. a ludicrous new regulation Derived word: ludicrously adverb ludicrously expensive …

    English dictionary

  • 15 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 …

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  • 16 ludicrous — adjective /ˈluː.dɪ.krəs,ˈljuː.dɪ.krəs,ˈluː.dɪ.krəs/ Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny. He made a ludicrous attempt to run for office. Syn: laughable, ridiculous See Also: ludicrously, ludicrousness …

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  • 17 ludicrous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. ridiculous, absurd (see absurdity). II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. laughable, farcical, ridiculous, outlandish; see absurd , funny 1 . See Synonym Study at absurd . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

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  • 18 ludicrous — adjective completely unreasonable, stupid, or unsuitable; ridiculous: She turned up wearing a ludicrous flowery hat. ludicrously adverb: The test was ludicrously easy. ludicrousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 ludicrous — adjective a ludicrous idea Syn: absurd, ridiculous, farcical, laughable, risible, preposterous, foolish, mad, insane, idiotic, stupid, inane, silly, asinine, nonsensical; informal crazy See note at absurd …

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  • 20 ludicrous — [ˈluːdɪkrəs] adj 1) extremely silly Syn: absurd a ludicrous new rule[/ex] ludicrously adv 2) ludicrously expensive[/ex] …

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