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ludicrousness Explained

ludicrousness at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Ridiculousness): ridiculousness, comicalness, oddity, extravagance, farce, comedy, burlesque, ridicule, buffoonery, fun, absurdity, bombast, ludicrousness.

Ludicrousness at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ludicrous \Lu"di*crous\, a. [L. ludicrus, or ludicer, from ludus
play, sport, fr. ludere to play.]
Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt;
sportive. --Broome.

A chapter upon German rhetoric would be in the same
ludicrous predicament as Van Troil's chapter on the
snakes of Iceland, which delivers its business in one
summary sentence, announcing, that snakes in Iceland --
there are none. --De Quincey.

Syn: Laughable; sportive; burlesque; comic; droll;

Usage: {Ludicrous}, {Laughable}, {Ridiculous}. We speak of a
thing as ludicrous when it tends to produce laughter;
as laughable when the impression is somewhat stronger;
as ridiculous when more or less contempt is mingled
with the merriment created. -- {Lu"di*crous*ly}, adv.
-- {Lu"di*crous*ness}, n.

ludicrousness at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » -
  • The state or quality of being ludicrous.
  • 1879, Category: w - :John_McElroy|John McElroy, Andersonville, ch. 51,
  • :The full ludicrousness of the thing dawned upon me so forcibly that I forgot all about my excitement and scare, and laughed aloud.



  • Translation: io » ludicrousness
    Translation: te » ludicrousness
    Translation: vi » ludicrousness
    Translation: zh » ludicrousness