laughably


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.laughably - so as to arouse or deserve laughter; "her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well"
Translations
بصورَة مُثيرَةٍ للضِّحْك
směšně
komisktlatterligtmorsomt
fáránlega
gülünç/tuhaf bir şekilde

laughably

[ˈlɑːfəblɪ] ADV
1. (with adjective) such ideas now seem laughably datedesas ideas están ahora tan pasadas de moda que resultan ridículas
the portions were laughably smalllas raciones eran de tamaño irrisorio
it's a laughably small amount of moneyes una cantidad irrisoria or de risa
2. (with verb) → ridículamente
what was laughably called a double roomlo que ridículamente denominaban una habitación doble

laughably

[ˈlɑːfəbli] advrisiblement

laughably

advlächerlich; we got what was laughably called a double roomwir bekamen ein sogenanntes Doppelzimmer

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 ?
They would be as useful as any other royal family, they would know as much, they would have the same virtues and the same treacheries, the same disposition to get up shin- dies with other royal cats, they would be laughably vain and absurd and never know it, they would be wholly inexpensive; finally, they would have as sound a divine right as any other royal house, and "Tom VII., or Tom XI., or Tom XIV.
Perhaps the glimpse, among the anonymous spectators in the transept, of a dark coil of hair under a hat which, a moment later, revealed itself as belonging to an unknown lady with a long nose, so laughably unlike the person whose image she had evoked that he asked himself if he were becoming subject to hallucinations.
"'Our terror at beholding this hideous thing was very great, but it was even surpassed by our astonishment, when upon getting a nearer look, we perceived upon the creature's back a vast number of animals about the size and shape of men, and altogether much resembling them, except that they wore no garments (as men do), being supplied (by nature, no doubt) with an ugly uncomfortable covering, a good deal like cloth, but fitting so tight to the skin, as to render the poor wretches laughably awkward, and put them apparently to severe pain.
To us, in this intelligent age, such a device is laughably absurd and primitive.
"He is, indeed," said Alexandra; "almost laughably so at times."
Laughably poor from start to finish, the unintentionally funny line, "We're here to evacuate you", carries far more threat than any of the bad guys achieve.
Laughably poor from start to finish, the unintentionally funny line "We're here to evacuate you", carries far more threat than any of the bad guys manage to achieve.
Laughably, Chris Grayling has already announced that Teesside will get its very own direct route to London's King's Cross.
This sequel to the barely remembered 2008 original, laughably claims to be based on true events.
As the picture above shows, it is ironic, if not laughably stupid.
The recent, laughably transparent charm offensive (engineered by the Royals' slick PR machine) to ingratiate Camilla with the British public so they will accept her as the next queen has been well and truly derailed.
I've often said in the past that the death penalty should be reintroduced in England because I don't believe that any imbecile who murders an innocent person should be put into a care home, or prison as they laughably call it.