Americans by contrast are assaulted at every turn by ludicrous portions and fatty, sugary processed concoctions.
Indeed, the idea that this is something people enjoy—that anyone wants to stay idle—is ludicrous.
[It] is ludicrous to make such a risky and unproven view the centerpiece of European science policy.
Yet this overdetermined combination, with its delicious and delicate execution, helps defang both symbols and make them ludicrous.
It's cheesy and ludicrous and, therefore, delightful; it's the reading equivalent of hate-watching.
A most ludicrous incident occurred during our march that night.
"There is a ludicrous side to it which you do not see," he said.
Evidently he believed himself irresistible, and his smirking, posing, and ogling were ludicrous to the last degree.
His surprise would have been ludicrous but for the seriousness of the situation to all concerned.
Penny, who had a keen sense of the ludicrous, began to sway to the jungle rhythm.
1610s, "pertaining to play or sport," from Latin ludicrus, from ludicrum "a sport, game, toy, source of amusement, joke," from ludere "to play," which, with Latin ludus "a game, play," perhaps is from Etruscan, or perhaps from PIE root *leid- "to play." Sense of "ridiculous" is attested from 1782. Related: Ludicrously; ludicrousness.