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amusing

[ uh-myoo-zing ]
/ əˈmyu zɪŋ /
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adjective
pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker.
causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke.
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Origin of amusing

First recorded in 1590–1600; amuse + -ing2

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2. Amusing, comical, droll describe that which causes mirth. That which is amusing is quietly humorous or funny in a gentle, good-humored way: The baby's attempts to talk were amusing. That which is comical causes laughter by being incongruous, witty, or ludicrous: His huge shoes made the clown look comical. Droll adds to comical the idea of strange or peculiar, and sometimes that of sly or waggish humor: the droll antics of a kitten; a droll imitation.

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British Dictionary definitions for amusing

amusing
/ (əˈmjuːzɪŋ) /

adjective
mildly entertaining; pleasantly diverting; causing a smile or laugh

Derived forms of amusing

amusingly, adverb
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