farcical

  • 1 Farcical — Far ci*cal, a. Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal. [1913 Webster] They deny the characters to be farcical, because they are ??tually in in nature. Gay. {Far ci*cal*ly}, adv. {Far ci*cal*ness}, n. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Farcical — Far ci*cal, a. Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See {Farcy}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 farcical — index ludicrous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 farcical — 1716, from FARCE (Cf. farce) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Farcically …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 farcical — comical, comic, ludicrous, iaughable, ridiculous, risible, droll, funny …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 farcical — [adj] absurd amusing, camp, campy*, comic, comical, derisory, diverting, droll, for grins*, funny, gelastic, joshing, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, outrageous, preposterous, ridiculous, risible, slapstick, stupid; concepts 267,542 Ant. real …

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  • 7 farcical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resembling farce; absurd or ridiculous. DERIVATIVES farcically adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 farcical — [fär′si kəl] adj. of, or having the nature of, a farce; absurd, ridiculous, etc. SYN. FUNNY farcicality [fär′sikal′ə tē] n. pl. farcicalities farcically adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 farcical — far|ci|cal [ˈfa:sıkəl US ˈfa:r ] adj 1.) a situation or event that is farcical is very silly and badly organized ▪ Opposition leaders described the government s plans as farcical . 2.) a farcical play or film is a humorous one in which the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 farcical — [[t]fɑ͟ː(r)sɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a situation or event as farcical, you mean that it is so silly or extreme that you are unable to take it seriously. ...a farcical nine months jail sentence imposed yesterday on a… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 farcical — adjective 1) the idea is farcical Syn: ridiculous, preposterous, ludicrous, absurd, laughable, risible, nonsensical; senseless, pointless, useless; silly, foolish, idiotic, stupid, harebrained, cockamamie; informal crazy …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 farcical — adjective resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd The actions of politicians in office are a farcical joke to most of their constituents. See Also: farce …

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  • 13 farcical — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. absurd, ludicrous, ridiculous, comical; see absurd , funny 1 , stupid 1 . See Synonym Study at funny . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [FARS i kul] absurd, laughable, ridiculous. The solemn affair… …

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  • 14 farcical — far|ci|cal [ farsıkl ] adjective something that is farcical is so badly organized, unsuccessful, or unfair that it seems silly ╾ far|ci|cal|ly [ farsıkli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 farcical — adjective extremely silly and badly organized: the farcical effect of period costumes made with polyester fabrics. farcically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 farcical — UK [ˈfɑː(r)sɪk(ə)l] / US [ˈfɑrsɪk(ə)l] adjective something that is farcical is so badly organized, unsuccessful, or unfair that it seems silly Derived word: farcically UK [ˈfɑː(r)sɪklɪ] / US [ˈfɑrsɪklɪ] adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 17 farcical — [ˈfɑːsɪk(ə)l] adj something that is farcical is so badly organized or unsuccessful that it seems silly …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 farcical — adjective Date: 1716 1. of, relating to, or resembling farce ; ludicrous 2. laughably inept ; absurd • farcicality noun • farcically adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 farcical — farcicality, farcicalness, n. farcically, adv. /fahr si keuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of farce. 2. resembling farce; ludicrous; absurd. [1710 20; FARCE + ICAL] * * * …

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  • 20 farcical — Synonyms and related words: absurd, amusing, broad, burlesque, camp, campy, caricatural, comic, comical, doggerel, droll, extravagant, foolish, funny, humorous, laughable, light, ludicrous, macaronic, mock heroic, nonsensical, outrageous, parodic …

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