To many of the newspaper’s readers, it was a ludicrous statement befitting of a ludicrous moment.
—New York Times
Lubricated by an unsentimental disregard for historic rivalries, this arrangement should at long last silence the increasingly ludicrous pretense that college football’s premier programs are anything other than entertainment behemoths.
A councillor accused of holding meetings in his hot tub during a Covid lockdown has told a court the claims are "ludicrous".
一名被指控在 Covid 封锁期间在他的热水浴缸中举行会议的议员告诉法庭，这种说法是“荒谬的”。
Ludicrous things are funny, absurd, or nonsensical. If someone says something silly or far-fetched, you could say "That’s ludicrous!"
Ludicrous originally meant something that was funny, playful, or joking: a ludicrous comment was just a really funny comment. Over time, ludicrous took on a more negative flavor. Now a ludicrous statement might be funny, but it’s also ridiculous, hard to believe, off the wall, or even stupid. When people say
"That idea is ludicrous!" it usually means the idea could never happen: the notion is laughable. Saying Neil Armstrong was the third President would be a ludicrous statement.
Ludicrous 最初的意思是有趣、好玩或开玩笑：一个 ludicrous 评论只是一个非常有趣的评论。随着时间的推移，可笑变得更加负面。现在，一个荒谬的陈述可能很有趣，但它也很荒谬、难以置信、离谱，甚至是愚蠢的。当人们说“这个想法太荒谬了！”它通常意味着这个想法永远不会发生：这个想法是可笑的。说尼尔阿姆斯特朗是第三任总统将是一个荒谬的声明。
And anyway, the idea that we would celebrate anything right now is so ludicrous I don’t continue.
—Insurgent by Veronica Roth
It would have been ludicrous to put him in command of a kingdom as Theseus was put; he had more than enough to do to command himself.
—Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
It was ludicrous that he could be accused of leading him away, ludicrous, but entirely possible.
—I’m the King of the Castle by Susan Hill
ludicrous (adj.)1610s, "pertaining to play or sport" (a sense now obsolete), from Latin ludicrus "sportive" (source of Old French ludicre), from ludicrum "amusement, game, toy, source of amusement, joke," from ludere "to play."This verb, along with Latin ludus "a game, play," is from the PIE root leid- or loid- "to play," perhaps literally "to let go frequently" [de Vaan], which is the source also of Middle Irish laidid "impels;" Greek lindesthai "to contend," lizei "plays;" Albanian lind "gives birth," lindet "is born;" Old Lithuanian leidmi "I let," Lithuanian leisti "to let," laidyti "to throw," Latvian laist "let, publish, set in motion."Sense of "ridiculous, apt to evoke ridicule or jest" is attested from 1782. Related: Ludicrously; ludicrousness.Related entries & more
ludicrous (adj.)1610s，“与游戏或运动有关”（一种现在已经过时的感觉），来自拉丁语 ludicrus “sportive”（古法语 ludicre 的来源），来自 ludicrum “娱乐，游戏，玩具，娱乐来源，笑话， ” 来自 ludere “玩”。这个动词与拉丁语 ludus “游戏，玩”一起来自 PIE 词根 leid- 或 loid- “玩”，也许字面意思是“经常放手” [de Vaan ]，这也是中古爱尔兰语 laidid“impels”的来源；希腊语 lindesthai “争辩”， lizei “扮演”；阿尔巴尼亚林德“生下”，林德“诞生”；旧立陶宛语 leidmi“我让”，立陶宛语 leisti“让”，laidyti“扔”，拉脱维亚语 laist“让，发布，开始行动”。“荒谬，容易引起嘲笑或开玩笑”的意思从 1782 年开始得到证实。相关：可笑；可笑。相关条目及更多
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