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Ludicrously definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LU'DICROUSLY, adv. Sportively; in burlesque; in a manner to raise laughter without contempt.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adv
1: so as to arouse or deserve laughter; "her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well" [syn: laughably, ridiculously, ludicrously, preposterously]

Merriam Webster's

adverb see ludicrous

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ludicrous Lu"di*crous, a. [L. ludicrus, or ludicer, from ludus play, sport, fr. ludere to play.] Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive. --Broome. A chapter upon German rhetoric would be in the same ludicrous predicament as Van Troil's chapter on the snakes of Iceland, which delivers its business in one summary sentence, announcing, that snakes in Iceland -- there are none. --De Quincey. Syn: Laughable; sportive; burlesque; comic; droll; ridiculous. Usage: Ludicrous, Laughable, Ridiculous. We speak of a thing as ludicrous when it tends to produce laughter; as laughable when the impression is somewhat stronger; as ridiculous when more or less contempt is mingled with the merriment created. -- Lu"di*crous*ly, adv. -- Lu"di*crous*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see ludicrous



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