Examples of ludicrous in a Sentence
- 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
- The serious and the absurd have to be learnt together; but ludicrous theatrical buffoonery is fit only for foreigners. —Iris Murdoch, The Fire & the Sun, 1977
- The girl didn't comment on the steepness, or the brambles, or the fact that it seemed ludicrous to cart furniture through an apparently endless forest. —Anne Tyler, The Clock Winder, 1972
- Her teachers complained that instead of doing her sums she covered her slate with animals, the blank pages of her atlas were used to copy maps on, and caricatures of the most ludicrous description came fluttering out of all her books at unlucky moments. —Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, 1868-69
the ludicrous sight of their teacher in a Halloween costume
a ludicrous and easily detected attempt to forge his father's signature on a note to school
Recent Examples of ludicrous from the Web
That seemed ludicrous to her, especially since organizations collect information on the actual insects.
But acting as if the producers have no influence is ludicrous. #
Blaming America for the problems of countries whose citizens would rather spend time sewing blankets to cover women’s faces than improving the quality of life is utterly ludicrous.
On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump sought to quiet the fears of an anxious world — by tweeting ludicrous lies about America’s nuclear arsenal.
Given the neutrino's low mass and tendency not to interact, the idea of detecting one simply bumping into another particle seems almost ludicrous.
In response, the hashtag #beerforher has been going strong on Twitter, with people mocking just how ludicrous the idea is with spot-on sarcasm.
Those big sails are basically organic billboards, and, just as flowers evolved to look attractive, maybe there’s something similar is going on with those ludicrous neural spines.
As with many ludicrous double standards in Hollywood — and in society as a whole — actresses’ careers are consistently plagued by conversations concerning their bodies, whereas their male counterparts rarely face such scrutiny.
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Origin and Etymology of ludicrous
First Known Use: 1712See Words from the same year
Synonymsantic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, hilarious, humoristic, humorous, hysterical (also hysteric), killing, laughable, funny, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious
Antonymshumorless, lame, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny, unhumorous, unhysterical
Related Wordsamusing, diverting, entertaining; clownish, knockabout, slapstick, slapsticky, zany; facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, snickery; jocular, playful, waggish; campy, jokey (also joky); priceless, rich, whimsical, witty, wry; blithesome, gleeful, jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mad, merry, mirthful
Near Antonymsearnest, grave, no-nonsense, sedate, serious, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weighty; affecting, moving, poignant, touching, tragic (also tragical); lachrymose, mournful, sad, sorrowful, tearful, woeful
Synonym Discussion of ludicrous
- laughable attempts at skating
- a thriller with a ludicrous plot
- a ridiculous display of anger
- a comic character
- a comical hat
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