Definition of ludicrous in English:


Syllabification: lu·di·crous
Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞odəkrəs




a ludicrously inadequate army
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  • Does anyone want to buy this complete set-up for a ludicrously small amount?
  • By the time we reached London we had become raucously and ludicrously Scottish, hitting the streets like an army of invading aliens.
  • For the ludicrously busy businessperson, I can't think of a better way to manage stress than to work this into your regimen.


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  • Confronted with the sheer ludicrousness and futility of the whole system, we just don't know what to do.
  • I'm not sure whether the joke itself (the ludicrousness of '80s television) is a little thin, or whether I'm the wrong age to find the parody new and/or exciting.
  • The ludicrousness of this assertion gives new life to the old line about some things being so preposterous it takes an educated person to believe them.


early 17th century (in the sense 'sportive, intended as a jest'): from Latin ludicrus (probably from ludicrum 'stage play') + -ous.

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