pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted.
displaying amusement: an amused expression on her face.
aroused to mirth.

Origin of amused

First recorded in 1590–1600; amuse + -ed2
Related formsa·mus·ed·ly [uh-myoo-zid-lee] /əˈmyu zɪd li/, adverbun·a·mused, adjectivewell-a·mused, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unamused

Contemporary Examples of unamused

Historical Examples of unamused

  • Tarling showed his teeth in an unamused grin as the words came to him.

  • Katherine was neither preoccupied nor distrait, or unamused even by the small accidents and absurdities of travel.

  • Ely the and Morton Haddon got out and, full of perplexity but not unamused, fell to asking questions of their dishevelled friends.

    The Penalty

    Gouverneur Morris

  • The girl was as unamused as he at his certainty that it had something to do with them, or she would not have mentioned it.

    The Brimming Cup

    Dorothy Canfield Fisher

British Dictionary definitions for unamused



not entertained, diverted, or laughingthey looked on, unamused
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