What does comical mean?

Definitions for comical
ˈkɒm ɪ kəlcom·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. comicaladjective

    Originally, relating to comedy.

    It was a comical performance

  2. comicaladjective

    Being funny, whimsically amusing.

    The tutor cruelly excelled in comical scoldings

  3. comicaladjective

    Being laughable, ridiculous.

    What a comical error!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Comicaladjective

    Etymology: comicus, Latin.

    The greatest resemblance of our author is in the familiar stile and pleasing way of relating comical adventures of that nature. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

    Something so comical in the voice and gestures, that a man can hardly forbear being pleased. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    That all might appear to be knit up in a comical conclusion, the duke’s daughter was afterwards joined in marriage to the lord Lisle. John Hayward.

    They deny it to be tragical, because its catastrophe is a wedding, which hath ever been accounted comical. John Gay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comicaladjective

    relating to comedy

  2. Comicaladjective

    exciting mirth; droll; laughable; as, a comical story

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comical in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of comical in a Sentence

  1. Brett Healy:

    The accusation is so juvenile and ludicrous it cannot be taken seriously, if this rumor was even remotely credible, someone here in Wisconsin would have alerted the media and filed a complaint with the Elections Commission. Rural Wisconsin voters, who have a history of voting Democrat in presidential elections, decided that they had enough of the far left policies of President Obama and they took it out on Clinton. For the Democratic Party to attempt to blame their widespread defeat on an imaginary bogeyman is comical and a little sad.

  2. Mike Marinella:

    Barnes’ comments are comical, he has repeatedly spread conspiracy theories and denied election results himself.

  3. Fiona Hill:

    I mean, some of it was comical, but it was also, for me and for others, deeply concerning. And I actually went to our Intelligence Bureau and asked to have( redacted) sit down with him and explain that this was a counterintelligence risk, particularly giving out our personal phone numbers, all of those communications could have been exfiltrated by the Russians very easily.

  4. Mark Alston:

    A lot of us know intuitively that masks in restaurants are fairly comical and mostly theater, because as soon as you sit down at the table, you have to take off your mask to eat and drink.

  5. Craig Moffett:

    Sprint used the comical tagline : We're almost as good for less money, and almost as good is, for obvious reasons, not a terribly compelling value proposition.

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Translations for comical

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • комичен, шеговит, чудат, смешен, забавенBulgarian
  • àbhachdach, èibhinnScottish Gaelic
  • jocīgs, komēdijas, komisks, smieklīgs, humoristisksLatvian
  • lachwekkend, komisch, hilarisch, amusant, grappigDutch

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    actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • A. whirring
    • B. alternate
    • C. occasional
    • D. busy

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