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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. 2017.
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  • Tricotrin, indifferent to the hint as to the rebuff, looked at him amusedly.

  • He had been diligently and amusedly studying the last prisoner.

    "Persons Unknown" Virginia Tracy
  • He looked at her amusedly again, and then at the kettle boiling on the little spirit-stove.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • "He is not at all vain, Captain Tremaine," said Mrs. Gower, amusedly.

    A Romance of Toronto Annie Gregg Savigny
  • As if she could pull the wool over his eyes, those clear piercing blue eyes that looked at life so amusedly, so cynically.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
  • She recognized Rex and Wolf at once and amusedly wondered with what they were playing.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • She clasped her knees with her arms and looked at Nick amusedly.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • "Billy's got a fine flow of language," Birkdale put in amusedly.

    Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock
  • Kathryn spread them before her and read greedily––not sympathetically––but amusedly.

    At the Crossroads Harriet T. Comstock
  • She smiled at him amusedly, cynically, a wide and frank smile, which irritated him unspeakably.

    The Broken Gate Emerson Hough

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