\ ə-ˈmyüzd How to pronounce amused (audio) \

Definition of amused

: pleasantly entertained or diverted (as by something funny) She seemed slightly amused by his explanation. : feeling or showing amusement an amused smile a crowd of amused spectators I had often heard him speaking to her in an amused, confiding voice …— Paula Fox

Other Words from amused

amusedly \ ə-​ˈmyü-​zəd-​lē How to pronounce amused (audio) \ adjective
… she looked up into our curious faces and smiled amusedly and sweetly, as only a woman can smile … — Jack London

Examples of amused in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reacting to Luke’s fall, fans were both concerned and amused. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 11 July 2022 Aris and Anna are first amused and then intrigued by the local politics. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 9 July 2022 During the interview, Mr. Muratov, a bearlike man dressed for the visit in a powder-blue suit, alternated between blunt outrage and amused disbelief. New York Times, 1 June 2022 But this is a glib movie, self-indulgent in its extended running time and far too amused with its easy digs at wealth and privilege. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022 Fans online were both amused and put off by Delevingne's behavior toward Megan at the Billboard Music Awards. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 16 May 2022 But while the general audience here in Wisconsin is smitten with this Bucks team and charmed by superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and the new mural of him that towers over downtown, the Boston Celtics are not quite so amused. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2022 Jeong, seen with his arms crossed, was not so amused. NBC News, 21 Apr. 2022 Once the game was over, Kardashian and West were seen walking out together—and the SKIMS founder couldn't have looked less amused. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of amused

1728, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2022

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“Amused.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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