amusing


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a·mus·ing

 (ə-myo͞o′zĭng)
adj.
1. Entertaining or pleasing.
2. Arousing laughter.

a·mus′ing·ly adv.
a·mus′ing·ness n.

amusing

(əˈmjuːzɪŋ)
adj
mildly entertaining; pleasantly diverting; causing a smile or laugh
aˈmusingly adv

a•mus•ing

(əˈmyu zɪŋ)

adj.
1. pleasantly entertaining or diverting.
2. causing laughter or mirth: an amusing joke.
[1590–1600]
a•mus′ing•ly, adv.
a•mus′ing•ness, n.
syn: amusing, comical, droll describe that which causes mirth. That which is amusing is humorous or funny in a gentle, good-humored way: The baby's attempts to talk were amusing. That which is comical causes laughter by being incongruous, witty, or ludicrous: His huge shoes made the clown look comical. droll adds to comical the idea of strangeness or peculiarity, and sometimes that of sly or waggish humor: a droll imitation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amusing - providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining; "an amusing speaker"; "a diverting story"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention
2.amusing - arousing or provoking laughteramusing - arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

amusing

amusing

adjective
1. Providing pleasure or entertainment:
2. Arousing laughter:
Translations
مُضْحِك، مُسَلِّ
zábavný
morsom
skemmtilegur
zabaven

amusing

[əˈmjuːzɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= funny) → gracioso, divertido
I found it amusingme pareció gracioso or divertido
I didn't find it amusingno le vi la gracia
2. (= entertaining) → entretenido

amusing

[əˈmjuːzɪŋ] adj (= funny) [person] → amusant(e); [story, anecdote, suggestion] → drôle; [incident, moment, comedy] → drôle

amusing

adj
amüsant; how amusingwie lustig or witzig!, das ist aber lustig or witzig!; I’ve just had an amusing thoughtmir ist gerade etwas Lustiges or Amüsantes eingefallen; I don’t find that very amusingdas finde ich nicht gerade or gar nicht lustig or zum Lachen
(inf) hat, little dress etccharmant, apart; an amusing little wineein nettes Weinchen (hum)

amusing

[əˈmjuːzɪŋ] adjdivertente

amuse

(əˈmjuːz) verb
1. to make (someone) laugh. I was amused at the monkey's antics.
2. to interest or give pleasure to (for a time). They amused themselves playing cards.
aˈmusement noun
1. the state of being amused or of finding something funny. a smile of amusement.
2. an entertainment or interest. surfing and other holiday amusements.
aˈmusing adjective
rather funny or humorous. an amusing story.
aˈmusingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
With a bitter sigh, he resigned himself to the necessity of being as agreeable and amusing as ever: it was just possible that he might lure her into alluding to Alban Morris, if he began innocently by making her laugh.
Mirabel assumed the mask of cheerfulness--with the desperate resolution of an actor, amusing his audience at a time of domestic distress.
Why, the whole point, the real sting of it lay in the fact that continually, even in the moment of the acutest spleen, I was inwardly conscious with shame that I was not only not a spiteful but not even an embittered man, that I was simply scaring sparrows at random and amusing myself by it.
I was simply amusing myself with the petitioners and with the officer, and in reality I never could become spiteful.
The famous little Becky Puppet has been pronounced to be uncommonly flexible in the joints, and lively on the wire; the Amelia Doll, though it has had a smaller circle of admirers, has yet been carved and dressed with the greatest care by the artist; the Dobbin Figure, though apparently clumsy, yet dances in a very amusing and natural manner; the Little Boys' Dance has been liked by some; and please to remark the richly dressed figure of the Wicked Nobleman, on which no expense has been spared, and which Old Nick will fetch away at the end of this singular performance.
He found this easy, since she turned out to be an agreeable chatterbox with an amusing tongue.
She liked Philip because he laughed with her at all the amusing things in life that caught her fancy, and above all she liked him because he was he.
Thus amusing himself with fancies, he came to the field.
The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful "travellers' tales" with which we have been entertained by African explorers, they can scarcely be considered extravagant; while the ingenuity and invention of the author will be sure to excite the surprise and the admiration of the reader, who will find M.
Still, we have no right to feel grieved, for we have had enough of the history of the Land of Oz to fill six story books, and from its quaint people and their strange adventures we have been able to learn many useful and amusing things.
Rome was doubtless a very amusing place in the days of Caligula, but it has sadly fallen off since.
Captain Bonneville now directed his course up along Bear River; amusing himself, occasionally, with hunting the buffalo, with which the country was covered.