Synonyms for ludicrous
ˈlu dɪ krəslu·di·crous
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That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two,"
Shakespeare1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.
absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, foolish, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild
certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise
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farcical, ludicrous, ridiculousadjective
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
"the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective
"the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
farcical, laughable, nonsensical, lopsided, pissed, blind drunk, nonsense(a), besotted, risible, wonky, imbecilic, slopped, mirthful, amusing, blotto, skew-whiff, pixilated, absurd, crocked, crackbrained, comic, ridiculous, fuddled, tight, comical, funny, soused, imbecile, cockeyed, squiffy, derisory, silly, preposterous, sozzled, stiff, pathetic, awry(p), plastered, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, idiotic, askew
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We can teach fourth-graders safe-sex practices, but we can't mention teaching firearm education in a public grade school without anti-gun groups having a complete meltdown. ... It's completely ludicrous.
Some things are so completely ludicrous that a man must laugh or die. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
In the past decade or so, the women's magazines have taken to running home-handyperson articles suggesting that women can learn to fix things just as well as men. These articles are apparently based on the ludicrous assumption that men know how to fix things, when in fact all they know how to do is look at things in a certain squinty-eyed manner, which they learned in Wood Shop eventually, when enough things in the home are broken, they take a job requiring them to transfer to another home.
For anyone to suggest that I was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous.
The whole thing is ludicrous, quite frankly. It is ludicrous, and this comes from a state party in Arizona that refused to be audited themselves on votes that were cast within their own party communications.
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- ridículCatalan, Valencian
- ysmala, chwerthinllyd, digrifWelsh
- absurdo, ridiculo, irrisorioSpanish
- naurettava, järjetön, idioottimainen, absurdi, älytönFinnish
- amaideachScottish Gaelic
- idiotyczny, absurdalny, groteskowy, niedorzecznyPolish
- нелепый, абсурдный, смехотворныйRussian
- löjlig, absurd, skrattretandeSwedish
- lố bịchVietnamese
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