hilariousness

hilarious

[hi-lair-ee-uhs, -lar-, hahy-]
adjective
1.
arousing great merriment; extremely funny: a hilarious story; a hilarious old movie.
2.
boisterously merry or cheerful: a hilarious celebration.
3.
merry; cheerful.

Origin:
1815–25; < Latin hilar(is), hilar(us) cheerful (< Greek hilarós) + -ious

hilariously, adverb
hilariousness, noun
hyperhilarious, adjective
hyperhilariously, adverb
hyperhilariousness, noun
unhilarious, adjective
unhilariously, adverb
unhilariousness, noun


2. lively, jolly, rollicking, high-spirited.


2. sad, serious, solemn.
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hilarious (hɪˈlɛərɪəs)
 
adj
very funny or merry
 
[C19: from Latin hilaris glad, from Greek hilaros]
 
hi'lariously
 
adv
 
hi'lariousness
 
n

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hilarious
1823, "cheerful," from L. hilaris (see hilarity) + -ous. Meaning "boisterously joyful" is from 1830s.
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