farcical [fär′si kəl]
of, or having the nature of, a farce; absurd, ridiculous, etc.
farcicality [fär′sikal′ə tē]
pl. farcicalities

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  • 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

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

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

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

  • farcical — comical, comic, ludicrous, iaughable, ridiculous, risible, droll, funny …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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