Amusive
Amusive A*mu"sive (?; 277), a. Having power to amuse or entertain the mind; fitted to excite mirth. [R.] -- {A*mu"sive*ly}, adv. -- {A*mu"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • amusive — [ə myo͞o′ziv, ə myo͞o′siv] adj. amusing or tending to amuse …   English World dictionary

  • amusive — amusively, adv. amusiveness, n. /euh myooh ziv/, adj. amusing; entertaining. [1720 30; AMUSE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • amusive — adjective Giving entertainment or amusement …   Wiktionary

  • amusive — amus·ive …   English syllables

  • amusive — adjective providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining an amusing speaker a diverting story • Syn: ↑amusing, ↑diverting • Similar to: ↑interesting • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amusively — Amusive A*mu sive (?; 277), a. Having power to amuse or entertain the mind; fitted to excite mirth. [R.] {A*mu sive*ly}, adv. {A*mu sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amusiveness — Amusive A*mu sive (?; 277), a. Having power to amuse or entertain the mind; fitted to excite mirth. [R.] {A*mu sive*ly}, adv. {A*mu sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amusing — adjective 1. providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining an amusing speaker a diverting story • Syn: ↑amusive, ↑diverting • Similar to: ↑interesting • Derivationally related …   Useful english dictionary

  • diverting — adjective providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining an amusing speaker a diverting story • Syn: ↑amusing, ↑amusive • Similar to: ↑interesting • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ive — adjective suffix Etymology: Middle French ive, from Latin ivus that performs or tends toward an (indicated) action < amusive > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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