laughable


laugh·able

adjective \ˈla-fə-bəl, ˈlä-\

: bad in a way that seems foolish or silly

Full Definition of LAUGHABLE

:  of a kind to provoke laughter or sometimes derision :  amusingly ridiculous
laugh·able·ness noun
laugh·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of LAUGHABLE

  1. His attempt at skiing was laughable.
  2. <the laughable, boisterous antics of the circus clowns>

First Known Use of LAUGHABLE

1596

Synonym Discussion of LAUGHABLE

laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, comic, comical mean provoking laughter or mirth. laughable applies to anything occasioning laughter <laughable attempts at skating>. ludicrous suggests absurdity that excites both laughter and scorn <a thriller with a ludicrous plot>. ridiculous suggests extreme absurdity, foolishness, or contemptibility <a ridiculous display of anger>. comic applies especially to what arouses thoughtful amusement <a comic character>. comical applies to what arouses spontaneous hilarity <a comical hat>.

Rhymes with LAUGHABLE

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