Definition of farcical in English:



  • Relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects.

    ‘he considered the whole idea farcical’
    ‘a farcical situation’
    • ‘The whole idea of the proposed redevelopment of the centre is farcical, unnecessary and at odds with what many people really want.’
    • ‘You are doing an admirable job of reporting this farcical event and I trust you will continue.’
    • ‘This turn of events was later described by a judge as a farcical about-face on the part of the Council.’
    • ‘No matter how outlandish and farcical some of the events become everything remains firmly grounded in a sense of reality.’
    • ‘It's an extraordinary system in America, quite different from the farcical situation here.’
    • ‘Don't take the spotlight off this farcical situation until the offenders are arrested.’
    • ‘What is surprising is that this farcical situation was ever allowed to develop in the first place.’
    • ‘It is simply a matter of preposterous and farcical behavior by a hegemon.’
    • ‘They're so enormous, so stratospheric, so downright farcical that all I can offer in response is a kind of hollow laugh.’
    • ‘At this point the story takes a bit of a farcical turn of events.’
    • ‘Over the past five years, each have contrived to reduce the events to farcical levels, at least once.’
    • ‘This is farcical administration of the immigration law and it demeans the very concept of national interest.’
    • ‘In some areas closures are already beginning to affect the quality of treatment, producing some farcical situations.’
    • ‘Lots of farcical situations arise, which it would be unsporting to divulge.’
    • ‘There were dozens of council officials and police officers there - it was a farcical situation.’
    • ‘What strikes me about the events of the past week is the surreal farcical vulgarity of it all.’
    • ‘No, thankfully, or the situation could have ended up in an ever increasingly farcical court case.’
    • ‘This dramatised story of his life matched its subject by being the most farcical depiction of an artist I think I've ever seen.’
    • ‘It sounds absurd but the entire episode has been so completely farcical that one can hardly believe that it took place at all.’
    • ‘It's farcical situation, more so now that so many clubs are living hand to mouth.’
    ridiculous, preposterous, ludicrous, absurd, laughable, risible, nonsensical
    madcap, zany, slapstick, comic, comical, clownish, light-hearted, humorous, amusing, chucklesome, droll, witty, entertaining
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