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Something ‘ludicrous’ is not just playfully silly, it has more negative connotations, being associated with something so ridiculous or stupid that it inspires both derisive laughter and scorn. It is, therefore, most frequently used to emphasize something that you consider to be foolish, unsuitable, or unreasonable.
It’s absolutely ludicrous that I have been fired. I was the only one in the office pulling my weight!
Jane ludicrously suggested paying everybody a bonus regardless of performance. That would defeat the purpose of incentivisation.
The ludicrousness of the situation was made apparent when the results of the investigation were published.