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Definitions for hilarious
hɪˈlɛər i əs, -ˈlær-, haɪ-hi·lar·i·ous
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hilarious, screaming(a), uproariousadjective
marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
"hilarious broad comedy"; "a screaming farce"; "uproarious stories"
Very funny; causing great merriment and laughter.
Etymology: From hilaris, from ἱλαρός, from ἵλαος.
Humour (Commonwealth English) or humor (American English) is the tendency of experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humorcode: lat promoted to code: la , "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—be amused, smile or laugh at something funny (such as a pun or joke)—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person finds something humorous depends on a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or the Tom and Jerry cartoons, whose physical nature makes it accessible to them. By contrast, more sophisticated forms of humour such as satire require an understanding of its social meaning and context, and thus tend to appeal to a more mature audience.
mirthful; noisy; merry
Etymology: [L. hilaris, hilarus, Gr. ; cf. gracious, kindly.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hi-lā′ri-us, adj. gay: very merry.—adv. Hilā′riously.—n. Hilar′ity, gaiety: pleasurable excitement. [L. hilaris—Gr. hilaros, cheerful.]
The numerical value of hilarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of hilarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of hilarious in a Sentence
It’s not that I was an angel the entire time, of course, I was there for years. You’re not an angel every single day at work, especially in such a high-level, contentious environment. I'm sure when this book comes out, ABC will have many things to say about things that I did, but I never told a woman who had just gotten back from maternity leave, on air, that I didn't miss her and think that it was hilarious.
Quite frankly, I don't know how she does it, but she laughs most of the time. She finds it hilarious.
He was all on his own in the field pulling these funny faces and I just couldnt resist, it was quite an uplifting and hilarious moment.
Donna's offer was just so compelling and the fact that she offered 60 days of rent back for free, which is practically unheard of, and then the pizza part was just hilarious. It just goes to show they really did something to stand out among the offers.
I think he deserves it. I think it’s hilarious. I hope he takes a picture with it and posts it on Instagram. I just love to see McGregor plummet. He was a meteoric star that’s now just taking a nosedive. Before I wanted to fight him and I offered him $50 million, now my offer is $23.
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- hilarantCatalan, Valencian
- hylende morsomDanish
- zum Totlachen, urkomischGerman
- divertidísimo, hilaranteSpanish
- خنده دار, مضحکPersian
- riemukas, ratkiriemukas, riemastuttavaFinnish
- hilarant, hilaranteFrench
- lucu sekaliIndonesian
- ひどくおもしろい, 面白おかしいJapanese
- ilariant, ilarRomanian
- потешный, смешной, уморительныйRussian
- skrattretande, obetalbarSwedish
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