Definition of farcical in US English:



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

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