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farce +‎ -ical, after comical etc.


farcical (comparative more farcical, superlative most farcical)

  1. resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd
    • 2013 April 9, Andrei Lankov, “Stay Cool. Call North Korea's Bluff.”, in New York Times[1]:
      A closer look at North Korean history reveals what Pyongyang’s leaders really want their near-farcical belligerence to achieve — a reminder to the world that North Korea exists, and an impression abroad that its leaders are irrational and unpredictable.
    • 2017 January 14, “Thailand's new king rejects the army's proposed constitution”, in The Economist[2]:
      In August the generals won approval for the document in a referendum made farcical by a law which forbade campaigners from criticising the text.

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