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ludicrous
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
absurd in an amusing way
  • Celia felt a sort of shame mingled with a sense of the ludicrous.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (36% in)
  • Mr. Will Ladislaw's sense of the ludicrous lit up his features very agreeably: it was the pure enjoyment of comicality, and had no mixture of sneering and self-exaltation.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (65% in)
  • Fred had overheard Mr. Jonah suggesting something about a "love-child," and with this thought in his mind, the stranger's face, which happened to be opposite him, affected him too ludicrously.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (11% in)

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