amusingly

amusing

[uh-myoo-zing]
adjective
1.
pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker.
2.
causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke.

Origin:
1590–1600; amuse + -ing2

amusingly, adverb
amusingness, noun
quasi-amusing, adjective
quasi-amusingly, adverb
unamusing, adjective
unamusingly, adverb
unamusingness, noun


1. charming, cheering, lively. 2. laughable, delightful, funny. Amusing, comical, droll describe that which causes mirth. That which is amusing is quietly humorous or funny in a gentle, good-humored way: The baby's attempts to talk were amusing. That which is comical causes laughter by being incongruous, witty, or ludicrous: His huge shoes made the clown look comical. Droll adds to comical the idea of strange or peculiar, and sometimes that of sly or waggish humor: the droll antics of a kitten; a droll imitation.
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amusing (əˈmjuːzɪŋ)
 
adj
mildly entertaining; pleasantly diverting; causing a smile or laugh
 
a'musingly
 
adv

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amusing
c.1600, "cheating;" see amuse. Sense of "interesting" is from 1712; that of "pleasantly entertaining, tickling to the fancy" is from 1826. Noted late 1920s as a vogue word.
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