divertingly


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di·vert

 (dĭ-vûrt′, dī-)
v. di·vert·ed, di·vert·ing, di·verts
v.tr.
1. To turn aside from a course or direction: Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.
2. To distract: My attention was diverted by an argument between motorists.
3. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse. See Synonyms at amuse.
v.intr.
To turn aside.

[Middle English diverten, from Old French divertir, from Latin dīvertere : dī-, dis-, aside; see dis- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

di·vert′er n.
di·vert′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.divertingly - in an entertaining and amusing mannerdivertingly - in an entertaining and amusing manner; "Hollywood has grown too sophisticated to turn out anything really amusingly bad these days"
Translations
divertentemente
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