amused


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a·muse

 (ə-myo͞oz′)
tr.v. a·mused, a·mus·ing, a·mus·es
1. To hold the attention of or occupy in an agreeable fashion: amused myself with a puzzle.
2. To cause to laugh or smile by being funny: amused the crowd with jokes.
3. Archaic To delude or deceive.

[From Middle French amuser, from Old French, to fill with vain hopes, deceive : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + muser, to stare stupidly; see muse.]

a·mus′a·ble adj.
a·mus′er n.
Synonyms: amuse, entertain, divert, regale
These verbs refer to activities that provide pleasure or enjoyment. Amuse can suggest the idle pleasure derived from a pastime: I amused myself with a game of solitaire. It can also suggest the enjoyment of something humorous or laughable: The antics of the little dog amused the children. Entertain often implies a pleasure actively pursued by the imagination or through play: entertained herself with thoughts of what the weekend would bring; children entertaining themselves with games and puppets. It also refers to the enjoyment derived from artistic performance: has been entertaining audiences with his stories and music for many years. Divert implies distraction from worry, boredom, or low spirits: "I had neither Friends or Books to divert me" (Richard Steele).
To regale is to entertain with something that causes great mirth: "He loved to regale his friends with tales about the many memorable characters he had known as a newspaperman" (David Rosenzweig).

amused

(əˈmjuːzd)
adj
1. believing something to have a humorous quality
2. pleasantly occupied: Archie kept us amused with his stories..
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amused - pleasantly occupiedamused - pleasantly occupied; "We are not amused" -Queen Victoria
pleased - experiencing or manifesting pleasure

amused

noun entertained, interested, involved, occupied, engaged, absorbed, diverted, beguiled, engrossed She was not amused by his teasing.
Translations

amused

[əˈmjuːzd] adj
(finding something funny)amusé(e)
He was not amused → Il n'a pas apprécié.
to be amused by sth, to be amused at sth → être amusé(e) par qch
He was most amused by the story
BUT L'histoire l'a beaucoup amusé.
to be amused to see that ... → être amusé(e) de voir que ...
(= entertained, occupied) to keep sb amused → distraire qn

amused

adj person, look, smile, attitudeamüsiert; she seemed amused at my suggestionsie schien über meinen Vorschlag amüsiert (zu sein); I was amused to see/hear that …es hat mich amüsiert zu sehen/hören, dass …; the teacher shouldn’t appear to be amused by the pupils’ mistakesder Lehrer sollte es sich nicht anmerken lassen, dass ihn die Fehler der Schüler amüsieren; to keep somebody amusedjdn unterhalten, jdm die Zeit vertreiben; give him his toys, that’ll keep him amusedgib ihm sein Spielzeug, dann ist er friedlich; to keep oneself amusedsich (dat)die Zeit vertreiben; he was anything but amused to find the door lockeder fand es keineswegs or durchaus nicht komisch, dass die Tür verschlossen war; we are not amused (hum)das ist nicht besonders komisch; I am not amused (hum)ich finde das nicht lustig
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Laurie's bashfulness soon wore off, for Jo's gentlemanly demeanor amused and set him at his ease, and Jo was her merry self again, because her dress was forgotten and nobody lifted their eyebrows at her.
It amused David so that he laughed and clapped his hands.
No, nothing like that," answered Ned, still much amused.
She clapped her hands and murmured, `Blue sky, blue eyes,' as if it amused her.
asked Pontellier, looking lazily and amused from one to the other.
The man is, most manifestly, a disciple of Apollo," cried the amused Alice, "and I take him under my own especial protection.
She could not help being interested, however, and even amused, at the readiness with which her new inmate adapted herself to the circumstances, and brought the house, moreover, and all its rusty old appliances, into a suitableness for her purposes.
It pained, and at the same time amused me, to behold the terrors that attended my advent, to see a furrowed cheek, weather-beaten by half a century of storm, turn ashy pale at the glance of so harmless an individual as myself; to detect, as one or another addressed me, the tremor of a voice which, in long-past days, had been wont to bellow through a speaking-trumpet, hoarsely enough to frighten Boreas himself to silence.
I learned something-- at first, certainly--that had not been one of the teachings of my small, smothered life; learned to be amused, and even amusing, and not to think for the morrow.
The young fellow had an amused contempt for Jurgis, as a sort of working mule; he, too, had felt the world's injustice, but instead of bearing it patiently, he had struck back, and struck hard.
Clare, who could not help being amused with the child's expression.
The Boss had been getting along very well, and had amused himself with finishing up his record.