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Synonyms for ludicrous
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous(adj)

    broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

    "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair"

    Synonyms:
    laughable, absurd, ridiculous, silly, farcical, nonsensical, idiotic, preposterous, cockeyed, derisory, pathetic

    Antonyms:
    humorless, humourless, unhumorous, wise

  2. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous(adj)

    incongruous;inviting ridicule

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    wise, humourless, humorless, unhumorous

Wiktionary

  1. ludicrous(adjective)

    Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.

    He made a ludicrous attempt to run for office.

    Synonyms:
    laughable, ridiculous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ludicrous

    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," Shakespeare 1 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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ludicrous

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, farcical, laughable, comic, droll, funny, comical

    Antonyms:
    serious, momentous, grave, sad, sorrowful, mournful, tragic, lugubrious, melancholy, sombre, doleful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ludicrous(a.)

    Synonyms:
    laughable, comical, odd, ridiculous, droll, funny, farcical, absurd

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ludicrous(a)

    Synonyms:
    comical, ridiculous, funny

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ridiculous, laughable, absurd, grotesque, derisory, preposterous, farcical, nonsensical, silly

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How to use ludicrous in a sentence?

  1. Dave Barry:

    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.

  2. Kevin Smith:

    To suddenly claim you're going to work with members of Congress after years of ignoring them is rather ludicrous.

  3. Senator Sanders:

    It is ludicrous to believe Senator Sanders at the same meeting where Elizabeth Warren told me she was going to run for president, I would tell her that a woman couldnt win, senator Sanders sad that, three weeks before the Iowa caucus and a year after that private conversation, staff who werent in the room are lying about what happened. What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever Donald Trump could. Do I believe a woman can win in 2020 ? Of course ! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.

  4. Ali Dibadji:

    6.3 is ludicrous in my view for most companies.

  5. De Blasio:

    Its absurd, its ludicrous. And actually, frankly, in Swalwells case, its actually funny. they should begin impeachmentproceedings.We can no longer accept thenotion of a president who openlyinvites interference in ourelection.


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