laughable

[laf-uh-buhl, lah-fuh-]
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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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laughable

adjective
  1. producing scorn; ludicroushe offered me a laughable sum for the picture
  2. arousing laughter
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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