[ loo-di-kruhs ]
/ ˈlu dɪ krəs /


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

Words nearby ludicrous

Origin of ludicrous

1610–20; < 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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British Dictionary definitions for ludicrously

/ (ˈluːdɪkrəs) /


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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