Word of the Day: Ludicrous

By Daniel Scocco

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Ludicrous is an adjective used to describe something so absurd that it provokes laughs and mockery. One synonym is ridiculous.

A San Diego stock adviser who is accused of bribing an F.B.I. agent to give him confidential government information may have had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal prosecutor said yesterday. But a judge disregarded that contention and the adviser’s lawyer called the allegation ludicrous. (NY Times)

Some attacks on health care reform are so ludicrous that you don’t think they need answering. A recent example invokes an evil plot to save money by knocking off the elderly. (Houston Chronicle)

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3 Responses to “Word of the Day: Ludicrous”

  • Deb Ng

    Wait…it’s not spelled Ludicris?

  • Precise Edit

    One synonym is ridiculous? Are the other synonyms accurate?

  • mailav

    Thank you so much for this valuable information.

    Very useful indeed.

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