farcical

[fahr-si-kuh l]

adjective

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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Examples from the Web for farcicality

Historical Examples of farcicality

  • They appeared to put the farcicality altogether aside, and to have been much impressed by the character of the music.

    Prince Fortunatus

    William Black


British Dictionary definitions for farcicality

farcical

adjective

ludicrous; absurd
of or relating to farce
Derived Formsfarcicality or farcicalness, nounfarcically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for farcicality

farcical

adj.

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

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