producing laughter; amusing; funny: a comical fellow.
Obsolete. pertaining to or of the nature of comedy.
- com·i·cal·i·ty, com·i·cal·ness, noun
- com·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·com·i·cal, adjective
- non·com·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·com·i·cal·ness, noun
- non·com·i·cal·i·ty, noun
- qua·si-com·i·cal, adjective
- qua·si-com·i·cal·ly, adverb
- sem·i·com·i·cal, adjective
- sem·i·com·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·com·i·cal, adjective
- un·com·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use comical in a sentence
The Daily Beast crosswords, on the other hand, see daylight so fast it's almost comical.
It might seem comical that the church puts together an annual firearms enthusiast meetup that features such events as a gun-toting fashion show equipped with a runway and all.Inside an Ultra-Right Festival: Guns, a Doomsday Church & Steve Bannon | Jose Pagliery | October 8, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Whereas you once saw the well-turned riders and coveted them, now they seem almost comical in their conformity.
It may seem comical, but it also highlights the fact that one of the largest subway systems in the world has almost no bathrooms.
Brosnan and Mol are terrific in their supporting roles, bringing the movie some much-needed semi-comical glints of ice.False Positive Strives for Elevated Pregnancy Horror But Misses the Mark | Stephanie Zacharek | June 25, 2021 | Time
On the show, it led to this half-comical, half-horrifying, but 100 percent amazing moment.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014 | Melissa Leon | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
What humans choose to do with this shapeless primordial stuff leaking through the cracks can often be almost comical.
“Adelie penguins are the most lovable, rollicking, comical kind,” the story read.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life | Asawin Suebsaeng | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Initially, I only was aware of George as a musician and artist, along with his comical side.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More | Gary Wright | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The soldier launches into a comical strut and pretends to polish his guard box with his knuckles.Hunt To Identify Pirouetting 'Bearskin' Guardsman Who Shamed Army | Tom Sykes | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then the boy lifted out the comical little pig, and Squinty found himself inside a large box, very much like the pen at home.
Bob, the boy who had bought Squinty, the comical pig, laughed and clapped his hands.
And from then on the comical little pig learned many tricks.
Squinty heard one man cry, and then the comical little pig dodged under a bush, and kept on running.
The little comical pig was rather lonesome after Slicko had left him, but he was no longer hungry, thanks to the acorns.
British Dictionary definitions for comical
- comically, adverb
- comicalness, noun
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