Know Your Next Word : farcical

16. farcical :

adjective :

absurd, ludicrous

usage :

  • a facile temperament

  • facile people

  • Farcical means like a farce, which is mockery or a ridiculous satire.

  • The serious play quickly turned farcical when the leading man's belt broke and his pants fell to his ankles.

  • The formerly secret documents detailed the CIA's farcical attempt to discredit Fidel Castro by sprinkling his shoes with a powder that was supposed to make his beard fall out.

  • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown

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