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laughable

[laf-uh-buhl, lah-fuh-]
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adjective
  1. such as to cause laughter; funny; amusing; ludicrous.
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Origin of laughable

First recorded in 1590–1600; laugh + -able
Related formslaugh·a·ble·ness, nounlaugh·a·bly, adverb

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Related Words for laughable

funny, fantastic, farcical, humorous, ludicrous, preposterous, ridiculous, absurd, hilarious, bizarre, nonsensical, comical, amusing, asinine, camp, comic, derisive, droll, eccentric, entertaining

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British Dictionary definitions for laughable

laughable

adjective
  1. producing scorn; ludicroushe offered me a laughable sum for the picture
  2. arousing laughter
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Derived Formslaughableness, nounlaughably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for laughable

adj.

1590s, from laugh (v.) + -able. Related: Laughably.

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