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[fahr-si-kuh l]
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  1. pertaining to or of the nature of farce.
  2. resembling farce; ludicrous; absurd.
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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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Historical Examples

  • 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


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



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

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