Amused
Amused A*mused", a. 1. Diverted. [1913 Webster]

2. Expressing amusement; as, an amused look. [1913 Webster]


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  • amused — amused; un·amused; …   English syllables

  • amused — adj. 1) highly, thoroughly, vastly amused 2) amused at, by (she was amused at/by that story) 3) amused to + inf. (I was amused to see him playing up to the boss) 4) to keep smb. amused (he kept the children amused by reading stories) * * * [ə… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • amused — a|mused [əˈmju:zd] adj 1.) if you are amused by something, you think it is funny and you smile or laugh amused at/by ▪ Ellen seemed amused by the whole situation. ▪ I could see she was highly amused (=very amused) . ▪ The man looked a little… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • amused — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ She looked faintly amused. ▪ keep sb ▪ He kept the children amused for hours …   Collocations dictionary

  • amused — [[t]əmju͟ːzd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by/at n, ADJ to inf If you are amused by something, it makes you want to laugh or smile. Sara was not amused by Franklin s teasing... We were amused to see how assiduously the animal… …   English dictionary

  • amused — adjective 1 someone who is amused by something thinks it is funny so that they smile or laugh (+ at/by): Clare was highly amused by the little boy s antics. | He won t be very amused when he finds out what s happened to his garden. | James… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Amused — Amuse A*muse ([.a]*m[=u]z ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amused} ([.a]*m[=u]zd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Amusing}.] [F. amuser to make stay, to detain, to amuse, [ a] (L. ad) + OF. muser. See {Muse}, v.] 1. To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amused — a|mused [ ə mjuzd ] adjective * entertained or interested by something: an amused expression not amused MAINLY BRITISH annoyed: A spokesman said the Prime Minister was not amused by the incident …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • amused */ — UK [əˈmjuːzd] / US [əˈmjuzd] adjective entertained or interested by something an amused expression • not amused …   English dictionary

  • amused — amusedly /euh myooh zid lee/, adv. /euh myoohzd /, adj. 1. pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted. 2. displaying amusement: an amused expression on her face. 3. aroused to mirth. [1590 1600; AMUSE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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