Origin of ludicrousClassical Latin ludicrus from ludus, a play, game from Indo-European base an unverified form leid-, to play, tease from source Classical Greek loidorein, to rail at, rebuke
The women realized it was ludicrous to think that they could renovate the entire house in only two months.
An example of ludicrous is the claim that President Obama was born outside of the United States.
Origin of ludicrousFrom Latin lūdicrus sportive from lūdus game ; see leid- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more ludicrous, superlative most ludicrous)
First attested in 1619. From Latin lÅ«dicrus, from lÅ«dÅ (“play").
- The idea was so romantically ludicrous that she giggled.
- In fact, it was ludicrous - but it still hurt.
- Why is it virtuous for a woman to practice chastity, and ludicrous for a man?
- This adventurer, at once ludicrous and formidable, was a native of Ireland, and was thought to be put forward by Richard to test the popularity of the Yorkist cause.
- It's almost ludicrous what ultimately evolved to how it began.