ludicrous


lu·di·crous

adjective \ˈlü-də-krəs\

: very foolish

Full Definition of LUDICROUS

1
:  amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity
2
:  meriting derisive laughter or scorn as absurdly inept, false, or foolish
lu·di·crous·ly adverb
lu·di·crous·ness noun

Examples of LUDICROUS

  1. <the ludicrous sight of their teacher in a Halloween costume>
  2. <a ludicrous and easily detected attempt to forge his father's signature on a note to school>
  3. Some of this censorship is trivial, some is ludicrous, and some is breathtaking in its power to dumb down what children learn in school. —Diane Ravitch, The Language Police, 2003

Origin of LUDICROUS

Latin ludicrus, from ludus play, sport; perhaps akin to Greek loidoros abusive
First Known Use: 1712

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