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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amusing mean? 

AMUSING (adjective)
  The adjective AMUSING has 2 senses:

1. providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
2. arousing or provoking laughter

  Familiarity information: AMUSING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AMUSING (adjective)

Sense 1amusing [BACK TO TOP]


Providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining


amusing; amusive; diverting; fun

Context examples:

an amusing speaker / a diverting story / a fun thing to do


entertaining (agreeably diverting or amusing)

Sense 2amusing [BACK TO TOP]


Arousing or provoking laughter


comic; comical; funny; risible; amusing; mirthful; laughable

Context examples:

an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls / an amusing fellow / a comic hat / a comical look of surprise / funny stories that made everybody laugh / a very funny writer / it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much / a mirthful experience / risible courtroom antics


humorous; humourous (full of or characterized by humor)

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