farcical

[ fahr-si-kuh l ]
/ ˈfɑr sɪ kəl /

adjective

pertaining to or of the nature of farce.
resembling farce; ludicrous; absurd.

Nearby words

  1. farce,
  2. farcemeat,
  3. farceur,
  4. farceuse,
  5. farci,
  6. farcically,
  7. farcy,
  8. farcy bud,
  9. fard,
  10. fardel

Origin of farcical

First recorded in 1710–20; farce + -ical

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British Dictionary definitions for farcical

farcical

/ (ˈfɑːsɪkəl) /

adjective

ludicrous; absurd
of or relating to farce
Derived Formsfarcicality or farcicalness, nounfarcically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for farcical

farcical

adj.

1716, from farce + -ical. Related: Farcically.

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