laughable


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laugh·a·ble

 (lăf′ə-bəl, lä′fə-)
adj.
Causing or deserving laughter or derision.

laugh′a·ble·ness n.
laugh′a·bly adv.

laughable

(ˈlɑːfəbəl)
adj
1. producing scorn; ludicrous: he offered me a laughable sum for the picture.
2. arousing laughter
ˈlaughableness n
ˈlaughably adv

laugh•a•ble

(ˈlæf ə bəl, ˈlɑ fə-)

adj.
such as to cause laughter; funny; amusing.
[1590–1600]
laugh′a•ble•ness, n.
laugh′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.laughable - incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.laughable - arousing or provoking laughterlaughable - 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"

laughable

adjective
1. ridiculous, absurd, ludicrous, preposterous, farcical, nonsensical, derisory, risible, derisive, worthy of scorn He claimed that the allegations were 'laughable'.
2. funny, amusing, hilarious, humorous, diverting, comical, droll, mirthful Groucho's laughable view of human pomp

laughable

adjective
1. Arousing laughter:
Translations
مُثير للضِّحْك، مُسَلٍّمُضْحِك
komickýsměšný
komisklatterligmorsom
हास्यस्पद
hlægilegurhlálegur, fáránlegur

laughable

[ˈlɑːfəbl] ADJ [sum, amount] → irrisorio; [suggestion] → ridículo
it's really quite laughable thates realmente un poco ridículo or irrisorio que ...

laughable

[ˈlɑːfəbəl] adjrisible

laughable

adjlachhaft, lächerlich; if it wasn’t so serious, it would be almost laughablewenn es nicht so ernst wäre, könnte man fast darüber lachen

laughable

[ˈlɑːfəbl] adjridicolo/a

laugh

(laːf) verb
to make sounds with the voice in showing happiness, amusement, scorn etc. We laughed at the funny photographs; Children were laughing in the garden as they played.
noun
an act or sound of laughing. He gave a laugh; a loud laugh.
ˈlaughable adjective
1. ridiculous or deserving scorn. Her attempts at drawing were laughable.
2. amusing; comical.
ˈlaughably adverb
ˈlaughingly adverb
as a joke. She suggested laughingly that he should try it himself.
ˈlaughter noun
the act or sound of laughing. We could hear laughter / the sound of laughter from the next room.
ˈlaughing-stock noun
someone who is laughed at. If I wear that hat, I'll be a laughing-stock.
laugh at
to make it obvious that one regards something or someone as humorous, ridiculous or deserving scorn. Everyone will laugh at me if I wear that dress!; The others laughed at his fears.
References in classic literature ?
But how wild, how almost laughable, the fatality, --and yet how continually it comes to pass, thought Hepzibah, in this dull delirium of a world,--that whosoever, and with however kindly a purpose, should come to help, they would be sure to help the strongest side
And the man that has anything bountifully laughable about him, be sure there is more in that man than you perhaps think for.
They both laughed but it was not because the idea was laughable but because they both so liked it.
In fact, there was a certain curious Puritanism about her, a Puritanism which found a startlingly incongruous and almost laughable expression in the Scripture almanac which hung on the wall at the end of her bed, and the Bible, and two or three Sunday-school stories which, with a copy of "Jane Eyre," were the only books that lay upon the circular mahogany table.
Well," he added after he had dosed them round and they had taken his prescriptions, with really laughable humility, more like charity schoolchildren than blood-guilty mutineers and pirates--"well, that's done for today.
They laid a table for him at the door of the inn for the sake of the air, and the host brought him a portion of ill-soaked and worse cooked stockfish, and a piece of bread as black and mouldy as his own armour; but a laughable sight it was to see him eating, for having his helmet on and the beaver up, he could not with his own hands put anything into his mouth unless some one else placed it there, and this service one of the ladies rendered him.
Some were wrapped in the countess's shawls, others wore the trappings of horses and muddy saddlecloths, or masses of rags from which the hoar-frost hung; some had a boot on one leg and a shoe on the other; in fact, there were none whose costume did not present some laughable singularity.
With a spring the huge anthropoid leaped from the stage to the boy's side; but if the trainer had looked for a laughable scene of fright he was mistaken.
Your misfortune is laughable," said Athos, shrugging his shoulders; "I should like to know what you would say if I were to relate to you a real tale of love
Yes, sir," answered Musqueton; "but permit me to say I see nothing laughable in it.
All the wonder was, how the gentleman, with his lack of worldly wisdom and agonizing consciousness of ridicule, could have been induced to take a measure at once so prudent and so laughable.
It was laughable enough that Charles Weston should be afraid of a flash of lightning.