ludicrous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ludicrous" in British English

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ludicrousadjective

uk   us   /ˈluː.dɪ.krəs/
stupid or ​unreasonable and ​deserving to be ​laughed at: a ludicrous ​idea/​suggestion He ​looked ludicrous in that ​suit!
ludicrously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
It's a ​beautifuldress, but it's ludicrously (= ​unreasonably)expensive.
ludicrousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of ludicrous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ludicrousadjective

 us   /ˈlu·dɪ·krəs/
ridiculous or ​foolish; ​unreasonable or ​unsuitable: Some ​stories that ​initiallyseemed 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…
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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