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
As if Mandy Moore's grandma wig or Toby's blazers weren't ludicrous enough, the show posited faulty wiring in an old Crock Pot started the Pearson fire that ultimately led to Jack's death.
That program’s tumultuous, ludicrous back-and-forth funding process roiled hundreds of families in Connecticut, including dozens here in Hartford, men and women staying temporarily in the Red Roof Inn downtown.
On Sunday, President Trump made some ludicrous comments on Twitter.
The idea of arming classroom teachers is nothing short of ludicrous.
Yet the speed—particularly in a vehicle this size—really is ludicrous.
Allowing mining activities in a pristine river valley alongside an active volcano is simply ludicrous.
Asked if success might spoil Oladipo, Crean found the idea ludicrous.
The gun lobby's stranglehold on Washington is 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
LUDICROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ludicrous for English Language Learners
: very foolish
LUDICROUS Defined for Kids
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