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Lu"di*crous (?), a. [L. ludicrus, or ludicer, from ludus play, sport, fr. ludere to play.]
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.
-- Lu"di*crous*ly, adv. -- Lu"di*crous*ness, n.
© [Webster 1913].