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ludicrousadjective

uk   /ˈluː.dɪ.krəs/ us   /ˈluː.də.krəs/
ludicrously
adverb uk   /ˈluː.dɪ.krəs.li/ us   /ˈluː.də.krəs.li/
It's a beautiful dress, but it's ludicrously (= unreasonably) expensive.
ludicrousness
noun [U] uk   /ˈluː.dɪ.krəs.nəs/ us   /ˈluː.də.krəs.nəs/
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ludicrousadjective

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