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farcical

Definition:

broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

farce

Derivative:

farcically

Comparative:

more farcical

Superlative:

most farcical

Similar to:

humorous

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the wild farcical exuberance of a clown

Etymology:

farce + -ical, after comical etc.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Farce

a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable. Farces are often highly incomprehensible plot-wise, but viewers are encouraged not to try to follow the plot in order to ... (38 of 1048 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Farce

Collins Dictionary:

farcical | ludicrous [synonym, sense-specific] | absurd [synonym, sense-specific] | farcicality [derived] | farcicalness [noun, derived]

ludicrous; absurd | of or relating to farce (7 of 461 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/farcical

Merriam-Webster:

farcical | ludicrous [synonym, sense-specific] | absurd [synonym, sense-specific] | antic [synonym, sense-specific] | chucklesome [synonym, sense-specific] | comedic [synonym, sense-specific] | comic [synonym, sense-specific] | comical [synonym, sense-specific] | droll [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

of, relating to, or resembling farce; "ludicrous" | laughably inept; "absurd" (10 of 163 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/farcical

Oxford Dictionary:

farcical | farcicality [derived] | farcically [derived]

relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects (12 of 53 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/farcical

Cambridge Dictionary:

farce [entry 2, disapproving] | farcical [adjective, disapproving, derived] | farcically [adverb, disapproving, derived]

a silly or meaningless situation or action (7 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/farce 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

farcical | farcically [adverb, related]

something that is farcical is so badly organized, unsuccessful, or unfair that it seems silly (15 of 41 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/farcical

New World Dictionary:

farcical | farcicalties [plural] | farcicality [noun, related] | farcically [adverb, related]

of, or having the nature of, a farce; absurd, ridiculous, etc. (11 of 21 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/farcical

American Heritage Dictionary:

farcical | farcicality [noun, related] | farcicalness [noun, related] | farcically [adverb, related]

Of or relating to farce. | Resembling a farce; ludicrous. | Ridiculously clumsy; absurd. (12 of 20 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/farcical

Wiktionary:

farcical | ludicrous [synonym] | absurd [synonym]

resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd (5 of 20 words, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/farcical

Random House Dictionary:

farcical

pertaining to or of the nature of farce. | resembling farce; ludicrous; absurd. (12 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/farcical

Britannica Encyclopedia:

farce [drama]

a comic dramatic piece that uses highly improbable situations, stereotyped characters, extravagant exaggeration, and violent horseplay. The term also ... (19 of 369 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/201791​/farce

Columbia Encyclopedia:

farce

light, comic theatrical piece in which the characters and events are greatly exaggerated to produce broad, absurd humor. Early examples of farce can ... (23 of 206 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0818250​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

farcical | farcicality [noun, derived] | farcically [adverb, derived]

resembling a farce in being ridiculous and confused | performed or written in the style of a farce (17 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610505​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

farcical

Origin: farce + -ical, after comical etc.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/farcical

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

farcical

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "farcical"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/farcical

Cambridge Dictionary:

farce [entry 2, disapproving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "farcical"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "farcical"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/farce 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

farcical

Audio: British English pronunciation of "farcical"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/farcical

Macmillan American Dictionary:

farcical

Audio: North American pronunciation of "farcical"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/farcical

the Free Dictionary:

farcical

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "farcical"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "farcical"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "farcical" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/farcical

Google Dictionary:

farcical

Audio: English pronunciation of "farcical"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=farcical

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

farcical

Audio: North American pronunciation of "farcical"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=farcic​01 word=farcical

YourDictionary Audio:

farcical

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "farcical" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/farcical

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