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: giving amusement : diverting
amusing twists to the story amusing gadgets to play with an amusing performance
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delightful, diverting, enjoyable, entertaining, fun, pleasurable
boring, drab, dreary, dull, flat, heavy, humdrum, jading, leaden, monotonous, pedestrian, pleasureless, ponderous, stodgy, stuffy, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
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: causing laughter or enjoyment : funny or enjoyable
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living or existing for a long time
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