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 ?
Some were amusing, some almost beautiful, and one, a woman all drawn out of shape, hurt the old man by her grotesqueness.
But he was not without a sense of humor, and the situation as it now was forced upon him struck him as amusing.
To the common observer--who could understand nothing of the case, except the music and the sunshine on the hither side of the door --it might have been amusing to watch the pertinacity of the street-performer.
Pearl mumbled something into his ear that sounded, indeed, like human language, but was only such gibberish as children may be heard amusing themselves with by the hour together.
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.
how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when whang come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself.
No doubt a horse fair is a very amusing place to those who have nothing to lose; at any rate, there is plenty to see.
Nicholas, in the shadow of the majestic Alps, that we came across some little children amusing themselves in what seemed, at first, a most odd and original way--but it wasn't; it was in simply a natural and characteristic way.
She was an indulgent parent, however, and really had little objection to Emma Jane amusing herself in this unusual way; it was only for Rebecca, as the niece of the difficult Miranda Sawyer, that she raised scruples; but when fully persuaded that the enterprise was a charitable one, she acquiesced.
Knightley, who had nothing of ceremony about him, was offering by his short, decided answers, an amusing contrast to the protracted apologies and civil hesitations of the other.
Surely the Mary Arm Wilson I have mentioned was inferior to my first acquaintance: she could only tell me amusing stories, and reciprocate any racy and pungent gossip I chose to indulge in; while, if I have spoken truth of Helen, she was qualified to give those who enjoyed the privilege of her converse a taste of far higher things.
The first day or two my charge sat in a corner of the library, too sad for either reading or playing: in that quiet state she caused me little trouble; but it was succeeded by an interval of impatient, fretful weariness; and being too busy, and too old then, to run up and down amusing her, I hit on a method by which she might entertain herself.