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


  1. such as to cause laughter; funny; amusing; ludicrous.

    Synonyms: risible, ridiculous, farcical, comical, droll, humorous

    Antonyms: melancholy, sad


/ ˈlɑːfəbəl /


  1. producing scorn; ludicrous

    he offered me a laughable sum for the picture

  2. arousing laughter

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Derived Forms

  • ˈlaughably, adverb
  • ˈlaughableness, noun

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Other Words From

  • laugha·ble·ness noun
  • laugha·bly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of laughable1

First recorded in 1590–1600; laugh + -able

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Synonym Study

See funny 1.

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Example Sentences

Now it’s not so laughable to imagine lab-grown meat in your local grocery or restaurant.

Cyberpunk 2077 and the constellation of controversy orbiting it—at nearly every level of its making—is almost laughable.

From Time

Cutting back further for bad weather would be laughable if it weren’t so awful an idea.

Some prominent Silicon Valley figures praised it, while critics argued it was "absolutely laughable" to believe that a company could keep politics out of the workplace.

After dictator Alexander Lukashenko declared election victory with a laughable 80 percent of the vote against popular challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Belarusians took to the streets.

From Ozy

That Huckabee is mentioned in the same sentence with other aspiring conservative governors, especially Bobby Jindal, is laughable.

All this would be laughable if it weren't for the grim statistics.

But Italians, who generally holiday much of August, find such a short holiday almost laughable.

Twenty years ago it would have been laughable to believe that English provincial cuisine could match French provincial cuisine.

His descriptions of Sen. Marco Rubio range from laughable to slanderous.

His letters are simply laughable, especially his characters of contemporaries.

It was a fact that Amy Drew often saw humor where her chum 98 could not spy anything in the least laughable.

The emperor issues a newspaper in his own palace, which is in the highest degree absurd and laughable.

An involuntary smile parted his lips each time he looked at the shop, where, in fact, there were some laughable details.

I can never forget a laughable scene which was enacted on Pennsylvania avenue by Company B while on this march.





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