Antonyms of adj ludicrous

2 senses of ludicrous

Sense 1
farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous -- (broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair")

INDIRECT (VIA humorous) -> humorless, humourless, unhumorous -- (lacking humor; "it was a humorless wink; a wink of warning"- Truman Capote)

Sense 2
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous -- (incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous")

INDIRECT (VIA foolish) -> wise -- (having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment")

Similarity of adj ludicrous

2 senses of ludicrous

Sense 1
farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous -- (broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce; "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown"; "ludicrous green hair")
       => humorous (vs. humorless), humourous -- (full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein")

Sense 2
absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous -- (incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous")
       => foolish (vs. wise) -- (devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision")

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