Definition of ludicrous in English:

ludicrous

adjective

  • So foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.

    ‘it's ludicrous that I have been fined’
    ‘every night he wore a ludicrous outfit’
    • ‘I used to think they were clever fiction, a satire on trendiness, a ludicrous but effective barb.’
    • ‘However, at one ludicrous point she starts babbling about how her face has changed!’
    • ‘It is ludicrous in this day and age that people can advertise such clearly shoddy services, and get away with it.’
    • ‘The sincerity of the feeling that Alexander evidences is apparently ludicrous to these people.’
    • ‘Certainly if you lose three in a row here people are asking pretty serious questions, which is ludicrous.’
    • ‘Of course when you're young the possibility that you ever might be old is ludicrous.’
    • ‘Frankly, using this as a measure of the attitudes of an entire nation is ludicrous.’
    • ‘That's the whole problem with this ludicrous measure: it is grossly asymmetrical.’
    • ‘What a shame about the ludicrous fake tans which gave them the appearance of well-ripened oranges.’
    • ‘To have a situation where the law can be subverted so easily is ludicrous.’
    • ‘The other thing about tattoos is that people seem to want to cover themselves with the most ludicrous things.’
    • ‘Therefore the whole exercise can at best be described as ludicrous and certainly a total waste of town funds.’
    • ‘So a ludicrous policy is cobbled together to avoid a real policy choice.’
    • ‘The idea that a pit crew can win a race, irrespective of the ability of the driver, is ludicrous.’
    • ‘The period details and ludicrous costumes are recreated and the fight scenes are exhilarating.’
    • ‘To relate its massive increases to only one service was a ludicrous gesture and can only be worthy of our contempt.’
    • ‘The idea that every garment would have internet access is so patently ludicrous you couldn't make it up.’
    • ‘In the end, we started giggling, as each suggestion became increasingly ludicrous.’
    • ‘When you take a look at it, space travel is an inherently ludicrous idea.’
    • ‘While this may seem like a harsh conclusion or a ludicrous one at that, it most definitely is not.’
    absurd, ridiculous, farcical, laughable, risible, preposterous, foolish, idiotic, stupid, inane, silly, asinine, nonsensical
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Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense ‘sportive, intended as a jest’): from Latin ludicrus (probably from ludicrum ‘stage play’) + -ous.

Pronunciation

ludicrous

/ˈlo͞odəkrəs//ˈludəkrəs/