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ludicrous (adj.)

1610年代,"与游戏或运动有关"(此义现已过时),来自拉丁文 ludicrus "sportive"(来源为古法语 ludicre ),来自 ludicrum "娱乐、游戏、玩具、娱乐的来源、玩笑",来自 ludere "玩"。

这个动词与拉丁文 ludus "游戏、玩耍"一起,来自于PIE词根 *leid-*loid- "玩耍",也许字面意思是"经常放手"[de Vaan],这也是中爱尔兰语 laidid "冲动"的来源;希腊语 lindesthai "争夺", lizei "玩耍";阿尔巴尼亚语 lind "生出", lindet "出生";古立陶宛语 leidmi "我让",立陶宛语 leisti "让", laidyti "扔",拉脱维亚语 laist "让,发布,设置在运动中"。

"可笑的,容易引起嘲笑或玩笑"的意义从1782年开始得到证明。相关链接: Ludicrously ; ludicrousness .

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Definitions of ludicrous from WordNet

ludicrous (adj.)
broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce;
ludicrous green hair
Synonyms: farcical / ridiculous
ludicrous (adj.)
so unreasonable as to invite derision;
it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
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