seriocomic seriocomical
humourous humourous adj. same as {humorous}; causing amusement or laughter. [Narrower terms: {bantering, facetious, tongue-in-cheek, witty ; {boisterous, knockabout, slapstick ; {buffoonish, clownish, zany}; {comic, comical, funny, laughable, risible ; {droll, waggish ; {dry, ironic, ironical, pawky, wry ; {farcical, ludicrous, ridiculous ; {Gilbertian ; {hilarious, uproarious ; {jesting, jocose, jocular, jocund, joking}; {merry, mirthful}; {seriocomic, seriocomical ; {tragicomic, tragicomical ; {killing, sidesplitting}] Also See: {pleasing}.

Syn: humorous. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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