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amusing

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amusing

  1. Present participle of amuse.

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amusing (comparative more amusing, superlative most amusing)

  1. Entertaining.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 5, The China Governess[1]:
      ‘It's rather like a beautiful Inverness cloak one has inherited. Much too good to hide away, so one wears it instead of an overcoat and pretends it's an amusing new fashion.’
    • 2012 December 10, George Monbiot, “Your gift at Christmas will soon be junk”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 2, page 24: 
      They seem amusing on the first day of Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they're in landfill. For 30 seconds of dubious entertainment, or a hedonic stimulus that lasts no longer than a nicotine hit, we commission the use of materials whose impacts will ramify for generations.
    The film has some amusing moments, but it is unlikely to make you laugh out loud.
  2. Funny, hilarious.

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