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[uh-myoozd] /əˈmyuzd/
pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted.
displaying amusement:
an amused expression on her face.
aroused to mirth.
Origin of amused
First recorded in 1590-1600; amuse + -ed2
Related forms
[uh-myoo-zid-lee] /əˈmyu zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
unamused, adjective
well-amused, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was most amusedly anxious to know whether Lydia also was going to heaven.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • Tricotrin, indifferent to the hint as to the rebuff, looked at him amusedly.

  • She clasped her knees with her arms and looked at Nick amusedly.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • "But this war is not conducted along Balkan war lines," K—— said amusedly.

  • Every time they turned, this young woman stared at Honora amusedly.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • "I'm too busy trying to think of something to say," he told her amusedly.

    Claire Leslie Burton Blades
  • He had been diligently and amusedly studying the last prisoner.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • "He is not at all vain, Captain Tremaine," said Mrs. Gower, amusedly.

    A Romance of Toronto Annie Gregg Savigny
  • She recognized Rex and Wolf at once and amusedly wondered with what they were playing.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • "Billy's got a fine flow of language," Birkdale put in amusedly.

    Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock

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