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ludicrous
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
absurd in an amusing way
  • Heaven help our poor old Hepzibah, and forgive us for taking a ludicrous view of her position!
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (64% in)
  • In the aspect of this dark-arrayed, pale-faced, ladylike old figure there was a deeply tragic character that contrasted irreconcilably with the ludicrous pettiness of her employment.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (60% in)
  • It is a heavy annoyance to a writer, who endeavors to represent nature, its various attitudes and circumstances, in a reasonably correct outline and true coloring, that so much of the mean and ludicrous should be hopelessly mixed up with the purest pathos which life anywhere supplies to him.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (94% in)

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