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
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.
For more than 100,000 years the central Arctic Ocean has been so thoroughly covered in ice that the very idea of fishing would have seemed ludicrous.
So the idea of the Canes running the table to finish 11-0 (the Arkansas State game was canceled due to Hurricane Irma, remember), is not ludicrous.
Chelsea are ready to hand Eden Hazard a ludicrous new bumper contract in a bid to ward off interest from Real Madrid.
The first is obvious: The media’s biased coverage, including the ludicrous assertion that the bill somehow redistributes wealth from the bottom to the top, has perverted the truth.
Roy Moore was a historically ludicrous character, and those who pretended to love him, like Bannon, made even outside observers feel embarrassed.
Joel Zivot, a professor of anesthesiology and surgery at Emory University, called the states' approach ludicrous.
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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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