So foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous: it’s ludicrous that I have been fined every night he wore a ludicrous outfit
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- The idea that a pit crew can win a race, irrespective of the ability of the driver, is ludicrous.
- What a shame about the ludicrous fake tans which gave them the appearance of well-ripened oranges.
- That's the whole problem with this ludicrous measure: it is grossly asymmetrical.
early 17th century (in the sense 'sportive, intended as a jest'): from Latin ludicrus (probably from ludicrum 'stage play') + -ous.
- a ludicrously inadequate armyMore example sentences
- 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.