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Below you will find the definition of farcical, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
EXAMPLES - Farcical in a Sentence
- Britain blames China over 'farcical' climate talks (source)
- Describing the Rasool appointment as "farcical", the United (source)
- 'geographical Carnival,' as we called the farcical Congress of last (source)
- The word farcical would bestow a generous description on "Scopes II". (source)
- In a process deemed as "farcical", councils in NSW are shelling out up to $25,000 on (source)
- Besides, who wants a candidate controlled by that kind of farcical group of fascists. (source)
- Indonesia Volcano erupts causing devastation under fire over 'farcical' abuse trial AFP (source)
- MSPs branded the situation "farcical", but sources claim the problem has now been fixed. (source)
- Human Rights, described the hearing as "farcical" and "a gross misapplication of the law." (source)
- Yemen's terrorist circus could be described as farcical if the consequences weren't so tragic. (source)
- He was secretly filmed as part of a BBC documentary but dismissed the allegations as "farcical". (source)
- Harry Redknapp slams 'farcical' Wembley pitch after Spurs 'defeat to Portsmouth in FA Cup semi-final (source)
- This kind of farcical promotion seems antithetical to the sophisticated Bloomberg presented to the nation. (source)
- Pets and dolls have taken the place of children in farcical-but-sad rituals previously reserved for children. (source)
- And those who called the sending-off "farcical" or "ludicrous" should review the list of sending-off offences: (source)
- In 2006, he was sentenced to four-and-a-half years during a trial that his legal defenders described as farcical. (source)
- At age 23, we're enduring this kind of farcical nonsense so CNN can spotlight these students and glorify their actions? (source)
- Harry Redknapp branded it "farcical" and said: "You wouldn't see players falling over all the time on a Sunday in the park". (source)
- For the government and official media it is "political opportunists" seeking to block the "farcical" elections of November 7. (source)
- Campbell described as farcical the selection of inexperienced Warriors who have not been prolific performers at WACA club level. (source)
- He also faces a travel ban pending investigations on what he called "farcical accusations" of inciting violent protests in December. (source)
- It was, Munzenrieder later blogged, "farcical," and soon replaced by a photograph of a cute kitten, but not before Dean Sandler saw it. (source)
- The BBC's refusal to screen an aid appeal for the people of Gaza was branded 'farcical' after its website carried a link to the campaign. (source)
- Critics branded the situation "farcical" and raised fears it could allow councils to hide dangerous flaws in critical front line services. (source)
- Labor's climate change policy has been described as a farcical stunt straight from the script of television's political satire The Hollowmen. (source)
- I don't know if I should use the word farcical, but I think most of the teams you could pick without running through the thing about licensing. (source)
- Scalia called it "farcical" to suggest the Constitution "bars the government from ensuring that the Hubble Telescope is not used by recovering drug addicts." (source)
- Are the right-wing idiots at Fox News, and the vast swathes of middle America they serve, so afraid of a black Democrat that will resort to this kind of farcical smear? (source)
- NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar called the closed-door hearings "farcical" and questioned why Ottawa waited until the last minute to argue there was a security threat. (source)
- However, the Coalition said the take-up rate was "appallingly low" and that revelations that only 262 premises so far had active connections suggested the rollout was "farcical". (source)
- I'm going to base my beliefs on the scriptures which hold together far better than the kind of farcical documentary we are talking about here, throwing in a little bit of statistics. (source)
- While launching the booklet, he foreshadowed a legal challenge against the "farcical" process by which the Kimberley Land Council (KLC), representing the traditional owners, agreed to the deal. (source)
- And Redknapp, who must now lift his side for a tough run of games against the Premier League's top three starting with Arsenal on Wednesday, described the surface at the national stadium as 'farcical'. (source)
- Scalia said it would be "farcical" to believe that "a right deeply rooted in our history and tradition bars the government from ensuring that the Hubble telescope is not used by recovering drug addicts." (source)
- Mr Wilcox told The Australian yesterday he had studied the plan closely and had concluded that the process by which Aboriginal people had agreed to the deal was "farcical" and would be open to legal challenges. (source)
- Indeed, for visitors, part of the entertainment onboard the junk ultimately came from watching Chinese crew members participate in farcical tableaux vivantes that presented a grotesque versions of Chinese customs. (source)
- Whoever runs for office, the Tories are in serious serious trouble and their credibility has somehow slipped past "farcical" on the political barometer, and now rest somewhere around "non existent". posted by Kerron @ 1:13 PM (source)
- The move comes as Graeme Pearson, former head of Scotland's leading crime fighting agency, described the establishment of SPSA as "farcical" and blamed the civil servants for a series of "fudges" and chief constables for their quiet "acquiescence". advertisement (source)
- They appeared to me very dull, on the whole, but were relieved by startling mechanical contrivances, and a kind of farcical broad humour, and detached passages of great vigour and power expressed in language highly poetical, but somewhat overcharged with metaphor and trope. (source)
- Public hearings on controversial draft legislation likely to have a substantial impact on the pharmaceutical industry were described as farcical by opposition political parties after amendments to the legislation were submitted as soon as the hearing began on Monday morning. (source)
- Redknapp, who has been adamant he has done nothing wrong, has previously described the situation as "farcical" and insists he has not been distracted from preparing for two weeks when his Champions League-chasing side face Hull, Liverpool, Fulham and Birmingham in the Premier League and Leeds in the FA Cup. (source)
- When one looks at how the disaster victims are being penned in so to speak and all but starved into submission we can see how much the Japanese government and the nuclear industry bosses value human life. the emergency plans and actions are at the best described as farcical Victims surviving on meagre rations, this is but the first step the next step will no doubt be radiation sicknesses and ailments. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "farcical" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 21 synonyms for farcical.
amusing, camp, campy, comic, comical, derisory, diverting, droll, for grins, funny, gelastic, joshing, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, outrageous, preposterous, ridiculous, risible, slapstick, stupid
We have 8 antonyms for farcical.
grave, real, reasonable, sad, sensible, serious, tragic, unfunny
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of farcical from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of or relating to farce.
- (adjective) Resembling a farce; ludicrous.
- (adjective) Ridiculously clumsy; absurd.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Pertaining to farce; appropriated to farce; ludicrous; unnatural; unreal.
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to the disease called farcy. See farcy, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Pertaining to or of the nature of a farce; droll; ludicrous; ridiculous; absurd.
- (None) Pertaining to farcy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce