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

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Examples of laughable in a sentence

  1. His attempt at skiing was laughable.

  2. <the laughable, boisterous antics of the circus clowns>

1596

First Known Use of laughable

1596

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 laugh·able \ˈla-fə-bəl, ˈlä-\

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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