- resembling a farce; ludicrous; absurd
2013 April 9, Andrei Lankov, “Stay Cool. Call North Korea's Bluff.”, in New York Times:
- 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:
- In August the generals won approval for the document in a referendum made farcical by a law which forbade campaigners from criticising the text.