ludicrous

[ loo-di-kruhs ]
/ ˈlu dɪ krəs /

adjective

causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable: a ludicrous lack of efficiency.

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Origin of ludicrous

1610–20; from Latin lūdicrus “sportive,” equivalent to lūdicr(um) “a show, public games” (lūdi-, stem of lūdere “to play” + -crum noun suffix of instrument or result) + -us -ous

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See funny1.

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British Dictionary definitions for ludicrous

ludicrous
/ (ˈluːdɪkrəs) /

adjective

absurd or incongruous to the point of provoking ridicule or laughter

Derived forms of ludicrous

ludicrously, adverbludicrousness, noun

Word Origin for ludicrous

C17: from Latin lūdicrus done in sport, from lūdus game; related to lūdere to play
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