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ludicrous

LU'DICROUS, a. [L. ludicer, from ludo, to sport.]

Sportive; burlesque; adapted to raise laughter, without scorn or contempt. Ludicrous differs from ridiculous; the latter implying contempt or derision.

Plutarch quotes this instance of Homer's judgment, in closing a ludicrous scene with decency and instruction.



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LU'DICROUS, a. [L. ludicer, from ludo, to sport.]

Sportive; burlesque; adapted to raise laughter, without scorn or contempt. Ludicrous differs from ridiculous; the latter implying contempt or derision.

Plutarch quotes this instance of Homer's judgment, in closing a ludicrous scene with decency and instruction.

LU'DI-CROUS, a. [L. ludicer, from ludo, to sport.]

Sportive; burlesque; adapted to raise laughter, without scorn or contempt. Ludicrous differs from ridiculous; the latter implying contempt or derision. Plutarch quotes this instance of Homer's judgment, in closing a ludicrous scene with decency and instruction. – Broome.


Lu"di*crous
  1. Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive.

    Broome.

    A chapter upon German rhetoric would be in the same ludicrous predicament as Van Troil's chapter on the snakes of Iceland, which delivers its business in one summary sentence, announcing, that snakes in Iceland -- there are none. De Quincey.

    Syn. -- Laughable; sportive; burlesque; comic; droll; ridiculous. -- Ludicrous, Laughable, Ridiculous. We speak of a thing as ludicrous when it tends to produce laughter; as laughable when the impression is somewhat stronger; as ridiculous when more or less contempt is mingled with the merriment created.

    -- Lu"di*crous*ly, adv. -- Lu"di*crous*ness, n.

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Ludicrous

LU'DICROUS, adjective [Latin ludicer, from ludo, to sport.]

Sportive; burlesque; adapted to raise laughter, without scorn or contempt. ludicrous differs from ridiculous; the latter implying contempt or derision.

Plutarch quotes this instance of Homer's judgment, in closing a ludicrous scene with decency and instruction.

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