amusing

  • 1 Amusing — A*mus ing, a. Giving amusement; diverting; as, an amusing story. {A*mus ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 amusing — amusing; un·amusing; …

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  • 3 amusing — index jocular, ludicrous, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 amusing — (adj.) c.1600, cheating; prp. adjective from AMUSE (Cf. amuse) (v.). Sense of interesting is from 1712; that of pleasantly entertaining, tickling to the fancy is from 1826. Noted late 1920s as a vogue word. Amusive has been tried in all senses… …

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  • 5 amusing — [adj] entertaining, funny agreeable, boffo*, camp, campy, charming, cheerful, cheering, comical, cut up*, delightful, diverting, droll, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, for grins*, fun, gladdening, gratifying, gut busting*, humorous …

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  • 6 amusing — [ə myo͞o′ziŋ] adj. 1. entertaining; diverting 2. causing laughter or mirth SYN. FUNNY amusingly adv …

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  • 7 amusing — adj. 1) highly amusing 2) amusing to (it was amusing to everyone) 3) amusing to + inf. (it was amusing to watch the trained elephants perform) * * * [ə mjuːzɪŋ] highly amusing amusing to (it was amusing to everyone) amusing to + inf. (it was… …

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  • 8 amusing — a|mus|ing [əˈmju:zıŋ] adj funny and entertaining ▪ I don t find his jokes at all amusing . ▪ a highly amusing (=very amusing) film an amusing story/anecdote/incident etc ▪ The book is full of amusing stories about his childhood. mildly/vaguely… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 amusing — amusingly, adv. amusingness, n. /euh myooh zing/, adj. 1. pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker. 2. causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke. [1590 1600; AMUSE + ING2] Syn. 1. charming, cheering,… …

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  • 10 amusing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ find sth, think sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

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  • 11 amusing — a•mus•ing [[t]əˈmyu zɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) pleasantly entertaining or diverting 2) causing laughter or mirth: an amusing joke[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 a•mus′ing•ly, adv. a•mus′ing•ness, n. syn: amusing, comical, droll describe that which causes… …

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  • 12 amusing — [[t]əmju͟ːzɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is amusing makes you laugh or smile. He had a terrific sense of humour and could be very amusing... They recounted amusing stories about their first sexual experiences. Syn: entertaining… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 amusing — adjective funny and entertaining: I don t find his jokes at all amusing. | highly/vastly amusing (=very funny): a highly amusing film amusingly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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

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  • 15 Amusing — 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

  • 16 amusing — a|mus|ing [ ə mjuzıŋ ] adjective * funny or entertaining: an amusing article/comment I don t find that type of humor very amusing at all. ╾ a|mus|ing|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 amusing —    (of art)    pornographic    Jargon from a milieu where overt vulgarity is deplored:     Pictures medium only, but some amusing. ( amusing means erotic , doesn t it, in an auctioneer s catalogue description). (A. Clark, 1993) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 18 amusing */ — UK [əˈmjuːzɪŋ] / US [əˈmjuzɪŋ] adjective funny or entertaining an amusing article/comment I don t find that type of humour very amusing at all. Derived word: amusingly adverb …

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  • 19 amusing — adjective an amusing story Syn: entertaining, funny, comical, humorous, lighthearted, jocular, witty, mirthful, hilarious, droll, diverting; laughable; informal wacky, side splitting, rib tickling Ant: boring, solemn …

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  • 20 amusing — [əˈmjuːzɪŋ] adj funny or entertaining an amusing birthday card[/ex] …

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