Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a ludicrous manner; sportively; grotesquely.

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  • adverb In a ludicrous manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter

Etymologies

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ludicrous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Huge amounts are imported from other countries — some now ludicrously from the Far East.

    Water Bottle Ban on the Horizon : Law is Cool

  • After what The Economist called a "ludicrously irresponsible bout of fiscal brinksmanship," the markets continued to churn, and the angry young facing unemployment as high as 45.7 percent left the beach for the barricades in London and other cities in the UK.

    Roger Fransecky: Help Wanted!

  • After what The Economist called a "ludicrously irresponsible bout of fiscal brinksmanship," the markets continued to churn, and the angry young facing unemployment as high as 45.7 percent left the beach for the barricades in London and other cities in the UK.

    Roger Fransecky: Help Wanted!

  • Am I the only one who finds these titles ludicrously nonsensical?

    MODIFYING CAREERS WITH “WOMAN” » Sociological Images

  • Allegations Senator Allen calls ludicrously false.

    CNN Transcript Sep 26, 2006

  • She smiled as she recalled the ludicrously penitent expression with which Emma had delivered the letter.

    Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus

  • The state of irritation in which he was kept at this time, brought on a prolonged attack of the gout, and the scenes which often took place were described as ludicrously tragical for the younger officers, who were obliged to approach him officially.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • Private vehicle owners also paid "ludicrously" low licence fees.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The euro is "ludicrously" high for many of the struggling European countries such as Greece, but it is even too high for Germany, which is a competitive country.

    British Blogs

  • That would seem to be Alastair Campbell's opinion: it was reported a few weeks ago that he rang up at least one local activist to claim ( "ludicrously", thinks Kevin Maguire) that she is being spoken of as a future prime minister.

    British Blogs

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