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Synonyms for ludicrously

so as to arouse or deserve laughter

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So far, the ordinary observer; an extraordinary observer might have seen that the chin was very pointed and pronounced; that the big eyes were full of spirit and vivacity; that the mouth was sweet-lipped and expressive; that the forehead was broad and full; in short, our discerning extraordinary observer might have concluded that no commonplace soul inhabited the body of this stray woman- child of whom shy Matthew Cuthbert was so ludicrously afraid.
This we remark in the case of the artisan, but, ludicrously enough, do not apply the same rule to people of the richer sort.
He stared at the ground with a ludicrously puzzled look, and presently looked up and met East's eyes.
One man, with a refined and delicate face--a dramatic critic on a great San Francisco daily, she was told--introduced a feat which all the men tried and failed at most ludicrously.
I come in amity," the stranger said, like one too much accustomed to the sight of arms to be startled at the ludicrously belligerent attitude which Dr.
That Service is ludicrously starved, of course, but the funds are administered by a few men who do not call for vouchers or present itemized accounts.
The little priest had stepped out into the main avenue, and now returned with the fallen sword, which looked ludicrously large and theatrical when attached to his dumpy figure, at once clerical and commonplace.
The idea of his taking himself well to task, with that laughing face and heedless manner and with a fancy that everything could catch and nothing could hold, was ludicrously anomalous.
Four, or six, or ten years, the pupil is parsing Greek and Latin, and as soon as he leaves the University, as it is ludicrously called, he shuts those books for the last time.
They even laughed occasionally, for the girls, in their ignorance, asked queer questions; Tom made ludicrously unbusiness-like propositions; and Maud gave them one hearty peal, that did a world of good, by pensively remarking, when the plans for the future had been explained to her, "I 'm so relieved; for when papa said we must give up everything, and mamma called us all beggars, I did think I 'd got to go round asking for cold vittles, with a big basket, and an old shawl over my head.
Many of the remedies used by the people of the country are ludicrously strange, but too disgusting to be mentioned.
Neither Percy himself nor any one else in his time understood the real nature of these ballads and their essential difference from other poetry, and Percy sometimes tampered with the text and even filled out gaps with stanzas of his own, whose sentimental style is ludicrously inconsistent with the primitive vigor of the originals.
He hurried up, greeted her, and bowed with a respect ludicrously at variance with his previous ogre-like behavior.
Heat Signature's pause time feature allows for intricate plans involving teleporters, hacking, daring airlock exits and surprise assaults, or ludicrously brilliant ways of rescuing yourself from impending disaster.
THERESA May is just like predecessor David Cameron when she pushes up the price of electricity by lumbering Britain with a ludicrously expensive new nuclear power station, PS18billion Hinkley Point.