[fahr-si-kuh l]


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

Origin of farcical

First recorded in 1710–20; farce + -ical
Related formsfar·ci·cal·i·ty, far·ci·cal·ness, nounfar·ci·cal·ly, adverbnon·far·ci·cal, adjectivenon·far·ci·cal·ly, adverbnon·far·ci·cal·ness, nounnon·far·ci·cal·i·ty, nounun·far·ci·cal, adjective
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ludicrous; absurd
of or relating to farce
Derived Formsfarcicality or farcicalness, nounfarcically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for farcical

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

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