laughable

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adjective laugh·able \ˈla-fə-bəl, ˈlä-\

Definition of laughable

  1. :  of a kind to provoke laughter or sometimes derision :  amusingly ridiculous

laughableness

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laughably

play \ˈla-fə-blē, ˈlä-\ adverb

Examples of laughable in a Sentence

  1. His attempt at skiing was laughable.

  2. the laughable, boisterous antics of the circus clowns

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First Known Use of laughable

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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

LAUGHABLE Defined for English Language Learners

laughable

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adjective

Definition of laughable for English Language Learners

  • : bad in a way that seems foolish or silly


LAUGHABLE Defined for Kids

laughable

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adjective laugh·able \ˈla-fə-bəl, ˈlä-\

Definition of laughable for Students

  1. :  causing or likely to cause laughter or scorn His attempt at skating was laughable.

laughably

\-blē\ adverb


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