[ UK /ɐmjˈuːsɪŋ/ ]
[ US /əmˈjuzɪŋ/ ]
  1. providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    a diverting story
    an amusing speaker
  2. arousing or provoking laughter
    a mirthful experience
    risible courtroom antics
    a comical look of surprise
    it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    an amusing fellow
    a comic hat
    an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    a very funny writer
    funny stories that made everybody laugh
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How To Use amusing In A Sentence

  • The language is amusingly flowery and the overall tone one of purposeful pleasure. Times, Sunday Times
  • You come over as a capable and amusing companion.
  • He gives an amusing account of the vigorous campaign against his hospital closure programme. Times, Sunday Times
  • The noise pollution survey revealed a rather spurring and possibly amusing old fashioned source of noise.
  • This amusing little bon mot v ill-timed by me as I think she had post-traumatic test disorder because she burst into tears. AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR
  • Chiengmai; but it was curious, even amusing, to observe the serene contempt with which the "interlopers" were received by the rival incumbents of the royal gynecium, -- especially the Laotian women, who are of a finer type and much handsomer than their Siamese sisters. The English Governess at the Siamese Court Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok
  • But the water, just the snake of water, was amusing, and she flung her golosh at it to dam it up. The Longest Journey
  • This one, legally named Tracy Worcester - she insists on "Tracy" unless her lunch companion finds her title amusing - is currently having such a moment. Saturday Conversation: The Marchioness of Worcester
  • For example, if my washing machine oversuds and overflows, I think it's amusing; the person who has to clean the mess does not. All articles at Blogcritics
  • It is amusing to note, however, that the doggie equivalent of red-eye in photos is an unsettling neon green, which my small photo-editing skills don't extend to erasing.
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