farcical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj farcical broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce "the wild farcical exuberance of a clown","ludicrous green hair"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Farcical Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See Farcy n.
    • a Farcical Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal. "They deny the characters to be farcical , because they are actually in in nature."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • farcical Pertaining to or of the nature of a farce; droll; ludicrous; ridiculous; absurd.
    • farcical Pertaining to farcy.
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Usage

In literature:

We must hinder this farcical ceremony; his Highness cannot marry two wives!
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
True, he might do so, but she saw that in such an event the results would be farcical rather than tragical.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
The serious walks side by side with the farcical.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Manti seemed to be fraudulent, farcical, upon closer inspection.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
When proceedings first began at Altenburg they were simply farcical.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
It is more tragical than farcical.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson
Successful strikes are never made by the farcical tactics of a Bell.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
I say with your consent, because the House of Laws is nothing to-day but a farcical assembly, and they will do what Reist bids them.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
It would look so farcical if it were not so deadly to witness.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
It was absurd, it was farcical ... and it was all very disturbing.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
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In news:

'Beau Jest' imparts farcical message with brio .
What began as an effort to rewrite the state's constitution to give the state powers that it already enjoys has turned farcical.
Goodell's new suspension based on ' farcical review'.
'Fox' could be more farcical .
How do you spell ' farcical .
Albee's Me, Myself & I is Funny, Farcical , Absurdist Look at Identical Twins.
'Heartbeats' review: deceptively farcical .
Farcical 'Funeral' offers laughs.
Bonus plan is farcical mess.
Almost every day in Albany brings with it some new, farcical episode to entertain/torment us, but what happened in the Senate today seems even sillier than before, if that's possible.
"Cheaper by the Dozen" is a bubbling crockpot of farcical mush to warm the tummies of anyone who really and truly misses "The Brady Bunch," and I mean really and truly.
Farcical flourishes like that validate "Castle" creator Andrew Marlowe's original gamble on casting Katic.
Russell, the writer-director of Spanking the Monkey, offers another naughty comedy—this one less independent and much more farcical (1996), with more familiar names in the cast.
) issue are as sudden and unexpected as they are farcical.
The tsunami evacuation on Saturday was farcical, uncalled for.
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