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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lu·di·crous /ˈludəkrəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lu·di·crous a.
 1. Adapted to excite laughter, without scorn or contempt; sportive.
    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.
 Usage: -- 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the
             wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green
             hair" [syn: farcical, ridiculous]
      2: completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "the absurd
         excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed
         idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical
         answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it
         is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous
         attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited
         assumption of universal interest in her rather dull
         children was ridiculous" [syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory,
          idiotic, laughable, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous]