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Definitions of ludicrous

  1. Ludicrousness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Ludicrously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. That serves for sport: adapted to excite laughter: laughable: comic. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Laughable; comic. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Laughable; droll; ridiculous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Adapted to raise laughter; laughable. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Adapted to raise laughter; droll; burlesque. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ludicrous

  1. So returning to Rome with a great opinion of himself for these things, a ludicrous incident befell him, as he tells us himself. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  2. The care of men over some women would not seldom be ludicrous but for the sad suggested contrast of their carelessness over others. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
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