American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of a farce; droll; ludicrous; ridiculous; absurd.
- Pertaining to farcy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See farcy, n.
- adj. broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
- From farce + -ic-al, after comical, etc. (Wiktionary)
“He also faces a travel ban pending investigations on what he called "farcical accusations" of inciting violent protests in December.”
“I don't know if I should use the word farcical, but I think most of the teams you could pick without running through the thing about licensing.”
“Pets and dolls have taken the place of children in farcical-but-sad rituals previously reserved for children.”
“Indeed, for visitors, part of the entertainment onboard the junk ultimately came from watching Chinese crew members participate in farcical tableaux vivantes that presented a grotesque versions of Chinese customs.”
“The word farcical would bestow a generous description on "Scopes II".”
“geographical Carnival,' as we called the farcical Congress of last”
“Playing devil’s advocate for a second, I have to conduct sickness reviews on staff and I refuse to get involved in farcical ‘Action Plans’ like the examples above.”
“DP NCOP member James Selfe said it was "very unfortunate" that the first formal NCOP meeting of this nature "ended in a situation which can only be described as farcical".”
“Public hearings on controversial draft legislation likely to have a substantial impact on the pharmaceutical industry were described as farcical by opposition political parties after amendments to the legislation were submitted as soon as the hearing began on Monday morning.”
“In 2006, he was sentenced to four-and-a-half years during a trial that his legal defenders described as farcical.”
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