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1 a person (as a writer) noted for or specializing in humor
  • a well-known TV comic

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2 a series of drawings that tell a story or part of a story
  • posted an especially funny comic by the watercooler

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3 the amusing quality or element in something
  • a celebrated humorist who, without fail, could find the comic in even the most mundane of situations

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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

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The first known use of comic was in 1567

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“Comic.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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dull or mediocre

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