What does amusing mean?

Definitions for amusing
əˈmyu zɪŋamus·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amusing, amusive, divertingadjective

    providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining

    "an amusing speaker"; "a diverting story"

  2. amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risibleadjective

    arousing or provoking laughter

    "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"

Wiktionary

  1. amusingadjective

    entertaining

    The film has some amusing moments, but it is unlikely to make you laugh out loud.

  2. amusingadjective

    funny, hilarious

Wikipedia

  1. amusing

    Amusement is the state of experiencing humorous and entertaining events or situations while the person or animal actively maintains the experience, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure. It is an emotion with positive valence and high physiological arousal. Amusement is considered an "epistemological" emotion because humor occurs when one experiences a cognitive shift from one knowledge structure about a target to another, such as hearing the punchline of a joke. The pleasant surprise that happens from learning this new information leads to a state of amusement which people often express through smiling, laughter or chuckling. Current studies have not yet reached consensus on the exact purpose of amusement, though theories have been advanced in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and sociology. In addition, the precise mechanism that causes a given element (image, sound, behavior, etc.) to be perceived as more or less 'amusing' than another similar element to a particular individual is not clearly understood.

ChatGPT

  1. amusing

    Amusing refers to something that is entertaining, funny, or enjoyable and has the ability to provoke laughter or provide entertainment. It can be used to describe people, situations, events, stories, or objects that bring humor or delight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amusing

    of Amuse

  2. Amusingadjective

    giving amusement; diverting; as, an amusing story

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amusing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amusing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of amusing in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    I can't forgive my friends for dying I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    I cannot forgive my friends for dying I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.

  3. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    There is nothing more amusing to Venetians than watching tourists who think the Grand Canal is all there is to Venice.

  4. Laurel Barnett:

    Of course, not having any coffee and then coming in and seeing everyone in tutus is quite amusing, it's not what you expected to see. It does give children a sense of relief that these people are not only here to help them, but there to have fun as well. It kind of takes their mind off of things.

  5. Charles Baudelaire:

    It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.

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