ludicrous

[loo-di-kruhs]
adjective
causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin lūdicrus sportive, equivalent to lūdicr(um) a show, public games (lūdi-, stem of lūdere to play, + -crum noun suffix of instrument or result) + -us -ous

ludicrously, adverb
ludicrousness, noun
unludicrous, adjective
unludicrously, adverb
unludicrousness, noun


farcical. See funny1.
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ludicrous (ˈluːdɪkrəs)
 
adj
absurd or incongruous to the point of provoking ridicule or laughter
 
[C17: from Latin lūdicrus done in sport, from lūdus game; related to lūdere to play]
 
'ludicrously
 
adv
 
'ludicrousness
 
n

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ludicrous
1619, "pertaining to play or sport," from L. ludicrus, from ludicrum "source of amusement, joke," from ludere "to play," which, with L. ludus "a game, play," may be from Etruscan, or from a PIE base *leid- "to play." Sense of "ridiculous" is attested from 1782.
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Example sentences
And that it's ludicrous to submit academic writing samples for these kinds of
  jobs.
And finally consider gravity which everybody suggesting these ludicrous ideas
  always ignores.
The laughs come from watching characters react to ludicrous scenarios with
  total seriousness, as perhaps only comic actors can.
You'll look mildly ludicrous holding this giant smartphone up to your ear, but
  voice performance is decent.
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