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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.
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laughable

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

adjective
1. Arousing laughter:
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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 ...
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laughable

[ˈlɑːfəbəl] adjrisible
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

laughable

adjlachhaft, lächerlich; if it wasn’t so serious, it would be almost laughablewenn es nicht so ernst wäre, könnte man fast darüber lachen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

laughable

[ˈlɑːfəbl] adjridicolo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
But Collins's eyes had read health, vigour, and long life, as well as laughableness of appearance and action in the long-eared hybrid.