• (RP) IPA: /ˈluː.dɪ.kɹəs/, /ˈljuː.dɪ.kɹəs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈluː.dɪ.kɹəs/


  1. Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.
    He made a ludicrous attempt to run for office.
  2. Amusing by being plainly incongruous or absurd.
    • 2014, Paul Doyle, "Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter ↗", The Guardian, 18 October 2014:
      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.
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