ludicrous ludicrous  /ˈlu də krəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
  2. (adj) incongruous;inviting ridicule

Usage(s):

  1. A ludicrous combination of gossip, political intrigue and extreme weather reports, it's still put together mostly by the guy who started out as a convenience-store clerk.
  2. It was coined after a ludicrous scene in the latest Indiana Jones installment in which the hero climbs into a refrigerator and somehow survives a nuclear explosion.
  3. As she pours you a glass of iced water it seems ludicrous to think that a leaked tobacco-industry document once named her as one of the three most dangerous people in the world.

News

  1. Some Other Terrible Ideas for the Premise of the 'Purge' Sequel

    Unsurprisingly, the cheapo horror success The Purge, which earned $36.4 million on a $3 budget this past weekend, will be getting a sequel. That was inevitable, pure profit is hard to resist. But what will a sequel for this movie look like, given its particularly ludicrous premise? Let's offer some suggestions.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Now for something completely frivolous: 'Betting' the '13 Pac-12

    As you may have seen, a website called Pregame.com came out late last week with early college football spreads. Not early spreads, as in opening-weekend spreads, but early as in all the season’s major games. This is, of course, a fairly ludicrous idea, inasmuch as you can’t go to Nevada
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "It is an awful and disgusting lie," Smith said in a statement Monday provided by his publicist. "It speaks to the dangerous power of an ignorant person with a pen. I am incensed and infuriated to have to respond to such ludicrous...
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Will Smith Source: FOXNews

  2. "Let's be real about this and realistic about this, the idea that somehow 10 interceptors and a few radars in eastern Europe are going to threaten the Soviet strategic deterrent is purely ludicrous and everybody knows it," Rice told reporters...
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Forbes

  3. "When you've got men and women playing at the same tournament, it is ludicrous to have a difference in pay," three-time men's champion John McEnroe told The Daily Telegraph. "It would be setting an example to the rest of society in general to...
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: John McEnroe Source: Forbes

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