Definition of Ludicrous

1. Adjective. Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce. "Ludicrous green hair"

Exact synonyms: Farcical, Ridiculous
Similar to: Humorous, Humourous
Derivative terms: Farce, Ridicule, Ridiculousness



2. Adjective. Incongruous;inviting ridicule. "Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"

Definition of Ludicrous

1. a. Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive.

Definition of Ludicrous

1. Adjective. Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ludicrous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ludicrous

lucuma
lucumas
lucumo
lucumos
lud
luddenite
lude
luderick
ludericks
ludes
ludibrious
ludibund
ludic
ludicrosities
ludicrosity
ludicrous (current term)
ludicrously
ludicrousness
ludicrousnesses
ludification
ludifications
ludificatory
ludjibaite
ludlamite
ludlockite
ludlow group
ludo
ludographies
ludography
ludological

Literary usage of Ludicrous

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1. Elements of Mental Philosophy by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1845)
"Occasiona oí emotions of the ludicrous. Thus we are sometimes, in the physical sciences, presented with unexpected and novel combinations of the properties ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"INDIAN DANCES — SCENES OF WILD EXCITEMENT AND FRENZY — ludicrous EXPERIENCES. Indian Dancing Customs — Preparations for the Scalp Dance — A Hideous Picture ..."

3. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"I was told, almost in the same words, of the same ludicrous habit among the Caf- fres : the Australians, likewise, have long been notorious for being able ..."

4. Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Three Departments of the Intellect by Thomas Cogswell Upham (1869)
"Occasions of emotions of the ludicrous. It may, however, assist us in the better understanding of them, if we say something of the occasions on which the ..."

5. Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind by Thomas Brown, David Welsh (1860)
"... that, with all our reverence for his noble art, and for his own individual excellence in that art, our emotions would be of the ludicrous kind, ..."

6. Publishers Weeklyby Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1874)
"... West at the time of its settlement, and shows By H. some strong points of human nature in the rough as «tl as setting forth the ludicrous side of life's ..."

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