1 broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair" [syn: farcical, ridiculous]
2 completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous" [syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous]
EtymologyFirst attested in 1619. From etyl la ludicrus < ludo.
idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny
Ludicrous may refer to:
absurd, amusing, antic, beyond belief, bizarre, cockamamie, comic, comical, crazy, droll, eccentric, extravagant, fantastic, farcical, foolish, funny, grotesque, high-flown, hilarious, humorous, incongruous, incredible, laughable, monstrous, nonsensical, outrageous, outre, poppycockish, preposterous, priceless, quaint, quizzical, rich, ridiculous, risible, screaming, silly, weird, whimsical, wild, witty