Ludicrous meaning

lo͝odĭ-krəs
So absurd, ridiculous, or exaggerated as to cause or merit laughter.
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The definition of ludicrous is something so absurd it's laughable.

An example of ludicrous is the claim that President Obama was born outside of the United States.

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So absurd or incongruous as to be laughable.
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Amusing by being plainly incongruous or absurd.
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Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.

He made a ludicrous attempt to run for office.

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Origin of ludicrous

  • From Latin lūdicrus sportive from lūdus game leid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1619. From Latin lÅ«dicrus, from lÅ«dō (“play").

    From Wiktionary