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
The president’s critics have said his decision to tether his success or failure to the stock market was ludicrous.
Consider that Owens didn’t even make the cut to the final five last year, which is ludicrous based on his numbers.
This is not to say that Barco will one day come remotely close the same heights as the great Lionel Messi–that’s ludicrous to even contemplate.
About seven years later, Coleman proposed the creation of a 24-hour-a-day national weather network, which some broadcasters thought was ludicrous.
The tendency to rely on studies, rather than on common sense, has resulted in many problems over the past few decades — some ludicrous, some tragic, all expensive.
But my goodness, how Shaye holds you, even through the most routine of jolts and the most ludicrous of circumstances.
Federal prosecutors in New York, who regularly bring sanctions-busting charges, have said such suggestions are ludicrous.
Gov, the White House would address it, no matter how ludicrous.
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Origin and Etymology of ludicrous
First Known Use: 1712See Words from the same year
antic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, hilarious, humorous, hysterical (also hysteric), killing, laughable, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious;
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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