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Though she was serious, her suggestion was so ludicrous, I couldn’t suppress a laugh.
  absurd in an amusing way
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ludicrous ludicrously ludicrousness
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  • Though she was serious, her suggestion was so ludicrous, I couldn’t suppress a laugh.
  • In Zimbabwe inflation reached the ludicrous level of 231 million per cent.
  • The dead man, swinging with bended back, seemed to be obstinately tugging, in ludicrous and awful ways, for the possession of the flag.
    Crane, Stephen  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • She chewed in church and on the bus;
    It really was quite ludicrous!
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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  • Fred and George, at least, thought the idea of his being Slytherin’s heir was quite ludicrous.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • That concept was absolutely ludicrous.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • The phrase struck Dexter as ludicrous
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • So utterly ludicrous!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • It just seems so incredibly ludicrous: I am a battered wife.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • His were a summer blue, vivid and bright enough to make you suspect colored contacts, as ludicrous as she knew Luke would have found such things.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • I was sure Osten had made better stick figures as a child, but since this show seemed to either be highlighting their strengths in a ludicrous way or shrugging off their weaknesses as comedy, it ended up being quite charming.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • The graph’s smiley-facedness indicated that Colin had not been dumped by III but had dumped her, which was ludicrous.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • He looks ludicrous.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The idea of my leading a unit into combat is ludicrous.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and the idea of fighting is ludicrous.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Well, Annie, a government project to build a similar platform from the ground up would be ludicrous, and costly, and, well, impossible.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • He was ludicrously angry; he always looked like his shiny bright pink head might explode at any moment.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The idea of wolves not only eating, but actually thriving and raising their families on a diet of mice was so at odds with the character of the mythical wolf that it was really too ludicrous to consider.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • She must have been forty at the time, nearly twice my age, and I can’t say I held deep feelings for her (as that would have been ludicrous).
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Within a week, by his charm and wit, he would have made my mother’s behaviour more ludicrous than his—a bomb to disturb a butterfly, till he seemed the more sane of the two.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He said there had always been a contingency plan in case something of the sort occurred, but it was never taken seriously because the threat of an attack seemed ludicrous.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • In spite of their twisted, ludicrous impressions of East Enders, the concern and the tears in their eyes had been genuine.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • She went ludicrously red.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • They’d have needed to uproot Mrs. Angell and bring her along—a ludicrous notion.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Ludicrous.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I felt ludicrously white.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Those ludicrous manuscripts I had read were somehow cautionary, showing me how sad was all ambition—especially when it came to literature.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The entire Life Drawing class would be viewed as pretentious, and also ludicrous.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Jamie made a Scottish noise in his throat, indicating derision at this ludicrous idea.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The kind of ludicrous option available before children.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • But Piggy, for all his ludicrous body, had brains.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Nothing could look more ludicrous than his forage-cap and his uniform.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The very idea of it was ludicrous, but he accepted it nonetheless.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • And anyway, the idea that we would celebrate anything right now is so ludicrous I don’t continue.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • That’s the first thing I feel, which is ludicrous.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He forgot to control it while his eyebrows moved into a frown of disappointment; the frown and the smile remained ludicrously together for a moment.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It faintly irritated him that Zaphod had to impose some ludicrous fantasy onto the scene to make it work for him.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It was so ludicrous I wanted to cry.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Esthetics as a parlor affectation is ludicrous and sometimes a little obscene; as a way of life it sometimes attains dignity.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I’ve read The Zaniest Summer four times, and the ludicrous situations still make me laugh.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • The ludicrous caricatures of the animals occupy my mind to the exclusion of the moral.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • "Feather your nest," it ran—and went on to say that it could furnish all the necessary feathers for a four-room nest for the ludicrously small sum of seventy-five dollars.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Slowly, Susan grasped the implication, but it was ludicrous.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Your Imperial Viciousness, this is ludicrous.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The second hand on the wall clock made its steady, ludicrous progress: sluff, sluff, sluff…Afraid of what, exactly?Suicidal idyll fratricidal.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • ’I got this tomato from Colonel Cathcart,’ he said, and was struck by how ludicrous his explanation sounded.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Ridiculous and even ludicrous.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • She came to me at once, a strange, rather ludicrous figure in her Eastern drapery, the bangles jangling on her wrists.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • He stood for a few minutes holding the candle aloft, and blinking on our travellers with a dismal and mystified expression that was truly ludicrous.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Strange to relate, this ludicrous accoutrement was far from moving me to laughter.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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