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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: ludicrus 'playful', from ludus 'play'

ludicrous

adjective
     
lu‧di‧crous
completely unreasonable, stupid, or wrong [= ridiculous]:
It is ludicrous to suggest that I was driving under the influence of alcohol.
The court granted him the ludicrous sum of £100 in damages.
That's a ludicrous idea.
ludicrously adverb:
a ludicrously inadequate army
ludicrousness noun [uncountable]

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