amusing

adjective
amus·​ing | \ə-ˈmyü-ziŋ \

Definition of amusing 

: giving amusement : diverting amusing twists to the story amusing gadgets to play with an amusing performance

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Other Words from amusing

amusingly \-​ziŋ-​lē \ adverb
amusingness noun

Examples of amusing in a Sentence

He's one of the most amusing people I know. It was amusing to hear her tell the story.

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Along the tranquil shoreline of Hanoi's Trúc Bạch Lake, where, half a century ago, John McCain was pulled from the water with his parachute, there’s a humble little restaurant that McCain himself might have found amusing, if decidedly odd. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 The way this process is pitched to the Android community is always rather amusing: The stock calendar is now available to everyone! Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary," 21 July 2018 More amusing than their masters are the maids and serving men: Richard Eisloeffel as Valentine's snarky servant, Speed; Stephanie Mattos as Proteus's hilarious help, Launce; and Shanna Sweeney as Julia's mordant minion, Lucetta. Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader, "Two Gentlemen of Verona," 13 July 2018 Levine also downplayed the medical benefits of cannabis intoxication, which would be amusing in any other context. Chris Goldstein, Philly.com, "A cynical stoner looks back on 4/20," 23 Apr. 2018 Admittedly, this one's an impossible feat, but that doesn't make his guesses any less amusing. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Noah Centineo Tried Braiding a Fan’s Hair and Used Multiple Face Masks," 21 Sep. 2018 Admittedly, this one's an impossible feat, but that doesn't make his guesses any less amusing. Andrea Park, Allure, "We Challenged Noah Centineo to Try Our Favorite Beauty Treatments and the Results Are Amazing," 21 Sep. 2018 This omnibus comedy, about the unique ability of dogs to connect us to others and ourselves, is mildly amusing with some moments of genuine sweetness. Katie Walsh, The Seattle Times, "Pups lift the doldrums of ‘Dog Days’," 7 Aug. 2018 The bunkering, to go from 70-some to 170-some bunkers, seems amusing, but the bunkers now are far more playable. Joe Juliano, Philly.com, "Aronimink ready to show off restored course at September PGA event," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of amusing

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amusing

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The first known use of amusing was in 1676

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amusing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of amusing

: causing laughter or enjoyment : funny or enjoyable

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