Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Now all this was very fine, but not at all in keeping with the Celebrity's character as I had come to conceive it. The idea that adulation ever cloyed on him was ludicrous
in itself. In fact I thought the whole story fishy, and came very near to saying so.}}
Amusing by being plainly incongruous or absurd.
* 2014 , , "
Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
* , title=The Mirror and the Lamp
- Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.
, passage=She was a fat, round little woman, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, […]; and the way she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]—all these unexpected phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous
types as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.}}
* (idiotic or unthinkable) laughable, ridiculous
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .