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Definition absurd in an amusing way
  • Though she was serious, her suggestion was so ludicrous, I couldn't suppress a laugh.
ludicrous = absurd in an amusing way
  • In Zimbabwe inflation reached the ludicrous level of 231 million per cent.
  • ludicrous = absurd in an amusing way
  • 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
  • ludicrous = ridiculous
  • Nothing could look more ludicrous than his forage-cap and his uniform.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ludicrous = absurd in an amusing way
  • The phrase struck Dexter as ludicrous
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • ludicrous = absurd in an amusing way
  • 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
  • ludicrous = ridiculous or absurd in an amusing way
  • That concept was absolutely ludicrous.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • ludicrous = absurd in an amusing way
  • So utterly ludicrous!
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • ludicrous = absurd in an amusing way
  • That is barely two years ago—and now here stands Territorial Kantorek, the spell quite broken, with bent knees, arms like pothooks, unpolished buttons and that ludicrous rig-out—an impossible soldier.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • ludicrous = absurd in an amusing way
  • My position struck him, too, as exquisitely ludicrous and embarrassing.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Notes from the Underground
  • Glaucon said, with a ludicrous earnestness: By the light of heaven, how amazing!
    Plato  --  The Republic
  • Now commenced a series of evolutions which even then seemed ludicrous in the extreme.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  A Princess of Mars
  • There was some- thing pitifully ludicrous about it.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Strange to relate, this ludicrous accoutrement was far from moving me to laughter.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • " said he, "have not the most ludicrous things always happened to us old anchorites and saints?
    Nietzsche, Friedrich  --  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book For All And None
  • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
  • The weeping old man with the cigar in his mouth was ludicrous.
    Anderson, Sherwood  --  Winesberg, Ohio
  • ludicrous green hair
  • And to an audience such anger would be highly ludicrous.
    London, Jack  --  Michael, Brother of Jerry

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