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 images feature ironic slogans, comical illustrations of military leaders and the three-fingered salute popularized during last year’s pro-democracy protests in Thailand.Myanmar's Creatives Are Fighting Military Rule With Art—Despite the Threat of a Draconian New Cyber-Security Law | Suyin Haynes | February 12, 2021 | Time
O’Connor noted that Stapleton created a “very comical and emotionally very moving,” character, “a benign, compassionate presence” who made “my egregious churl bearable.”How a Foulmouthed Bigot Named Archie Bunker Charmed—and Changed—America | Daniel S. Levy | February 9, 2021 | Time
GameStop’s stock is skyrocketing to comical levels as part of an ongoing frenzy orchestrated by small-time investors on Reddit and TikTok.The video game industry is leaving GameStop behind | Adam Epstein | January 28, 2021 | Quartz
Some of the “Cold War” weapons brought into “Warzone” behave so poorly it’s comical.Call of Duty’s merged world has everything a player could want. Except logic. | Mike Hume | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
The plaintiffs’ arguments in this case would be comical if countless human lives weren’t endangered by them.7 big cases the Supreme Court will hear in its new term, explained | Ian Millhiser | October 1, 2020 | Vox
And keep in mind that even pre-ISIS, an Iraqi comedian was killed in 2006 for comically mocking those in power.
The real advisers to the Ready for Hillary organization are almost comically precise in their avoidance of the term “campaign.”The Coronation That Wants to Be a Movement: Scenes From Hillary’s Iowa Steak Fry | Ana Marie Cox | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Obama has been at it again the last few weeks, taking his act on the road to comically skewer the climate change deniers.
At ground level: comically huge, flat-leafed plants that look like they come from a prehistoric diorama.
So when the right hears Obama or McHale comically slamming their beloved Fox News, Rand Paul, or Cliven Bundy, they get mad.The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Shows Conservatives Can’t Take a Joke | Dean Obeidallah | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gout is a standard comic disease which Mandeville gives to his lion to make him comically undignified.Aesop Dress'd | Bernard Mandeville
The company got into a “peculiar metre” tune at once, and the singing was about the most comically wretched we ever heard.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
Bogey heard it also, and involuntarily put his hands on big stomach and made a comically wry face.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks | Bracebridge Hemyng
Many emotions of the bird were most comically expressed by hammering.In Nesting Time | Olive Thorne Miller
One eye was badly damaged, but the other was frowning at them comically.The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
British Dictionary definitions for comical
- comically, adverb
- comicalness, noun
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