- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. ridiculous, absurd (see absurdity).II(Roget's IV) modif. absurd .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.[LOO di krus]laughable, absurd.The medical beliefs of the early Victorians were often ludicrous.SYN.: laughable, absurd, ridiculous, stupid, preposterous, comical, hilarious, outlandish, crazy, silly, uproarious, nonsensical, *cockamamy.ANT.: serious, sensible, respectableIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Deserving laughter: comic, comical, farcical, funny, laughable, laughing, ridiculous, risible. See LAUGHTER.
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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
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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,… … Law dictionary
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.… … Etymology dictionary
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
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 … New thesaurus
ludicrous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ absurd; ridiculous. DERIVATIVES ludicrously adverb ludicrousness noun. ORIGIN Latin ludicrus, probably from ludicrum stage play … English terms dictionary
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 … English World dictionary
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
ludicrous — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ADVERB ▪ absolutely, completely … Collocations dictionary
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