- causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.
Origin of ludicrous
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Examples from the Web for ludicrously
Persecuted is a ludicrously mushy political thriller, but the fact that it can find an audience is downright terrifying.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream
July 22, 2014
The most important thing to point out about this ludicrously fabulous video is how Britney looks, which is just about flawless.Britney Spears’s ‘Work Bitch’ Music Video Is Flawless, Classic Britney
October 2, 2013
And that ludicrously expensive weddings are the key to lifelong happiness, no matter what happens behind the scenes.Why Kim Kardashian's Divorce Is Good for America—and Women
Jennifer L. Pozner
November 5, 2011
That the narratives themselves are so ludicrously one-gendered?The End of Single Women
January 5, 2010
I fear that the greenness of our argument will ludicrously contrast with the ripeness of our ages.Laws
The same recoil struck her and she ludicrously cocked an eye.The Prisoner
Malcolm's doctrine of honesty in horse-dealing was to him ludicrously new.
The thing was ludicrously unfinished and he was making an ass of himself.Erik Dorn
The glance he bent on Scorrier was ludicrously prescient of suffering.Villa Rubein and Other Stories
- absurd or incongruous to the point of provoking ridicule or laughter
Word Origin and History for ludicrously
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.