Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “ludicrous”

See all translations

ludicrous

adjective  /ˈlu·dɪ·krəs/ us  
ridiculous or foolish; unreasonable or unsuitable: Some stories that initially seemed ludicrous turned out to be true.
Translations of “ludicrous”
in Korean 멍청한…
in Arabic سَخيف, غَبي…
in French ridicule…
in Turkish aptalca, çok tuhaf, gülünç…
in Italian ridicolo, assurdo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢可笑的, 荒謬的…
in Russian нелепый…
in Polish śmieszny, niedorzeczny…
in Spanish ridículo…
in Portuguese ridículo, absurdo…
in German lächerlich…
in Catalan ridícul, absurd…
in Japanese ばかげた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢可笑的, 荒谬的…
(Definition of ludicrous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ludicrous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ludicrous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More