Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being ludicrous.
- n. The state or quality of being ludicrous.
“Even heroes, even a great Emperor, as Louis Napoleon is witness, cannot always prevent a certain ludicrousness from attending their capture, but dignity may generally be maintained by the actual captive.”
“Ellen: I thought of several responses to your comment and decided that each one was a doorway into a deep philosophical discussion that will muddle the focus of this comment thread, probably to the point of what some would consider ludicrousness, which is something I do not want to be responsible for, as I am already guilty of the whim of going a bit off-topic in the comment you are referencing.”
“Wearing just a bit of her heart on her sleeve, Gomez has always brought poignancy to her previous shows' appealing ludicrousness.”
“As Weiner walked off the stage, Howard Stern cohort Benjy Bronk aptly underscored the ludicrousness of the whole endeavor by shouting: "Were you fully erect?”
“I laugh at the ludicrousness of the situation, laugh so loud and long my throat hurts.”
“A fan risks ludicrousness and tries one on yes, in public”
“But as Burress prepares for his release, we might as well point out one last layer of ludicrousness: how much money this football tragicomedy has cost the state of New Jersey.”
“Setting aside the obvious ludicrousness of the claim for a second, ask yourself when was the last time American Muslims organized to pull advertisements off the air from shows that do not conform with their faith values and trust me there are many?”
“What Jackson does so brilliantly is to capture the surrealism of family life with its impossible combination of adults forced to explain and impose standards of behaviour that collapse into ludicrousness under the stern eye and wild logic of your average four-year-old.”
“I would think that a dose of irony, a bit of humour, and a plug into the innate ludicrousness of the spy world would go down a treat! verbivore – what I notice is that it takes the group a while to get going.”
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