Definition of 'farcical'
Example sentences containing 'farcical'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Rarely can a career have been so riven by almost farcical contradictions. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There were farcical scenes at the count. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We do need some clarification on this farcical situation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The industrial action descended into some farcical episodes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the political and military problem goes much deeper than this almost farcical set of circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the upcoming farcical scenes have a serious side. The Sun (2010)The situation sounds farcical because it is farcical. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The latter problem became almost farcical. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Please help end this farcical situation. The Sun (2016)The situation is farcical, and passengers remain stuck in the middle. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The whole episode was farcical. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was a farcical situation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The current situation is farcical. The Sun (2006)He said: 'It was pretty farcical. The Sun (2015)It is preposterous, ridiculous, almost farcical. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Amid farcical scenes he managed to get a copy of Ulysses impounded at the docks, despite the reluctance of customs officers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But, in farcical scenes, he was initially stopped from going back on because his new shirt did not have a number. The Sun (2013)The winner came amid farcical scenes with fans just getting back to their seats in the West Stand after a fire alarm went off. The Sun (2011)
Trends of 'farcical'
Used Occasionally. farcical is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'farcical'
British English: farcical ADJECTIVE
If you describe a situation or event as farcical, you mean that it is so silly or extreme that you are unable to take it seriously.
The farcical ending had taken most of the tension out of the game for the time being
Definition of farcical from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.