inspiring scornful pity
how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years
Synonym: pathetic, silly
so unreasonable as to invite derision
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
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
the wild farcical exuberance of a clown|ludicrous green hair