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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Apostolina is dryly amusing as a strangely noble huckster who plays fast and loose with the law, while Nagle chills as a pedophilic pedant skilled in the art of self-justification. F. Kathleen Foley, latimes.com, "In Atwater, a dark secret at the center of 'Forever Bound'," 25 May 2018 But there's more to pandas than their amusing antics. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "The Science Behind the Unbearably Cute IMAX Movie “Pandas”," 6 Apr. 2018 This annual festival dominates downtown Eagle River and has a schedule filled to the brim with food, vendors and amusing events. Anchorage Daily News, "Coming up: a new brewery debut, Spectrum music festival and Bear Paw," 13 July 2018 Tales of Rozier’s undergraduate nightlife might seem more amusing now if not for his fortune-blowing descent into drug abuse and homelessness. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Clifford Rozier's death is a sad reminder of what might have been," 7 July 2018 This is another big-and-little show with vehicle chases—cars are just the beginning—that use teeny and huge to amusing effect. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Review: A Sequel With Wings," 5 July 2018 His letters were filled with amusing stories accentuating his wonderful sense of humor; always ending with encouragement and inspirational advice. courant.com, "Richard L. Pilon," 29 June 2018 While the prototype for the metronome was invented in 1814 by Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel, it is usually associated with Johann Maelzel (known for his amusing automata, among them a mechanical chess-player). Paul Grimstad, The New Republic, "Can You Measure How Good a Song Is?," 21 June 2018 The amusing cameos include an all-too-brief appearance by national treasure Elliott Gould, reprising his role from the Soderbergh Ocean movies: His Reuben Tishkoff is a pro huckster in Swifty Lazar glasses. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Review: Ocean's 8 Boasts a Great Cast But Lacks Champagne-Bubble Lightness," 9 June 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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amusing

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of amusing

: causing laughter or enjoyment : funny or enjoyable

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