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 Meanings and Examples of LUDICROUS
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 a.  laughable; completely devoid of wisdom or good sense
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  His watermelon-pink tongue lapped out, his whole body wiggled and his joyful contortions were as ludicrous as the gambolings of a mastiff.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
2  Her dreams of creating a beautiful town were ludicrous.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
3  He flipped into bed with a solemn back-somersault and a ludicrous kick of his heels as he tucked his legs under the blankets.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
4  The beast still continued its rolling, and apparently untiring movements, though its ludicrous attempt to imitate the melody of David ceased the instant the latter abandoned the field.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25
5  The dead man, swinging with bended back, seemed to be obstinately tugging, in ludicrous and awful ways, for the possession of the flag.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
6  He stood for a few minutes holding the candle aloft, and blinking on our travellers with a dismal and mystified expression that was truly ludicrous.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
7  Miss Ophelia's round eyes expressed an undisguised amazement at this peroration, which struck St. Clare as so supremely ludicrous, that he burst into a loud laugh.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
8  Legree and both the drivers, in a state of furious intoxication, were singing, whooping, upsetting chairs, and making all manner of ludicrous and horrid grimaces at each other.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  Before the minister had time to celebrate his victory over this last temptation, he was conscious of another impulse, more ludicrous, and almost as horrible.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
10  A curious equality of friendship, originating, I suppose, in our respective circumstances, sprung up between me and these people, notwithstanding the ludicrous disparity in our years.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
11  Towards evening he was always drunk, and he had often been locked up after all sorts of ludicrous and disgraceful scandals, but he was a favorite both of his comrades and his superior officers.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 34
12  Most terrible of all had been his ludicrous, shameful position when Alexey Alexandrovitch had pulled his hands away from his humiliated face.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 18
13  Gagin, dropping his voice, told the last good story from Petersburg, and the story, though improper and stupid, was so ludicrous that Levin broke into roars of laughter so loud that those near looked round.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 7
14  Strange to relate, this ludicrous accoutrement was far from moving me to laughter.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
15  Yet this demure affectation of extreme penitence was whimsically belied by a ludicrous meaning which lurked in his huge features, and seemed to pronounce his fear and repentance alike hypocritical.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
Example Sentence:
1  It is ludicrous to suggest that I was driving under the influence of alcohol.
2  It was ludicrous to suggest that the visit could be kept secret.
3  I find it ludicrous that nothing has been done to protect passengers from fire.
4  It is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion.
5  Some of its inventions have been ludicrous: like an app that sold coins to use at laundromats; but others are world-beaters: microprocessor and smartphones all trace their lineage to the valley.