of, pertaining to, or characterized by comedy: comic opera.
of or pertaining to a person who acts in or writes comedy: a comic actor; a comic dramatist.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of comedy: comic situations; a comic sense.
provoking laughter; humorous; funny; laughable.
a comedian.
comics, comic strips.
the comic, the element or quality of comedy in literature, art, drama, etc.: An appreciation of the comic came naturally to her.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cōmicus < Greek kōmikós, equivalent to kôm(os) a revel + -ikos -ic

noncomic, adjective, noun
quasi-comic, adjective
semicomic, adjective
uncomic, adjective

comedic, comic, comical.
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comic (ˈkɒmɪk)
1.  of, relating to, characterized by, or characteristic of comedy
2.  (prenominal) acting in, writing, or composing comedy: a comic writer
3.  humorous; funny
4.  a person who is comic, esp a comic actor; comedian
5.  a book or magazine containing comic strips
6.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) (usually plural) comic strips in newspapers, etc
[C16: from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos relating to comedy]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "of comedy in the dramatic sense," from L. comicus, from Gk. komikos "of or pertaining to comedy," from komos (see comedy). Meaning "intentionally funny" first recorded 1791, and comedic (1630s) has since picked up the classical sense of the word.
"Speaking of the masters of the comedic spirit (if I call it, as he does, the Comic Spirit, this darkened generation will suppose me to refer to the animal spirits of tomfools and merryandrews) ...." G.B. Shaw, 1897
Something that is comic has comedy as its aim or origin; something is comical if the effect is comedy, whether intended or not. Noun meaning "a comedian" is from 1619; that of "comic book or strip" is from 1889. Comic strip first attested 1920; comic book is from 1941. Comic relief is attested from 1825.
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