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Definitions for hilarious
hɪˈlɛər i əs, -ˈlær-, haɪ-hi·lar·i·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hilarious, screaming(a), uproariousadjective

    marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter

    "hilarious broad comedy"; "a screaming farce"; "uproarious stories"

Wiktionary

  1. hilariousadjective

    Very funny; causing great merriment and laughter.

  2. Etymology: From hilaris, from ἱλαρός, from ἵλαος.

Wikipedia

  1. hilarious

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. hilarious

    Hilarious refers to something that is extremely funny, causing amusement, laughter or mirth. It can describe an event, situation, person, action or thing that provokes cheerful laughter or is found to be extraordinarily humorous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hilariousadjective

    mirthful; noisy; merry

  2. Etymology: [L. hilaris, hilarus, Gr. ; cf. gracious, kindly.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hilarious

    hi-lā′ri-us, adj. gay: very merry.—adv. Hilā′riously.—n. Hilar′ity, gaiety: pleasurable excitement. [L. hilaris—Gr. hilaros, cheerful.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hilarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hilarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hilarious in a Sentence

  1. Joy Behar:

    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.

  2. Luke Hemsworth:

    I really miss Australia. I miss eating fish ‘n chips, oh my God, and Australian pies and the wonderful corner shops. I miss good surf where there are three or four people, as opposed to LA where there’s 30 or 40. I see living here for now as a means to an end. It’s a time in our life where we have to live here and hopefully we’ll shift back to Australia, but we’re not locked in either way. Maybe it’s to my detriment but I’ve never looked further ahead than a year and a half. But the girls have had have a wonderful upbringing in terms of being able to move around. Their passports are hilarious in terms of where they’ve been, the older ones are holding onto their Australian accents but my youngest daughter in particular is very American. She’s really entrenched and I actually find it really hilarious, really cute.

  3. Cephas Jones:

    Al ot of playful and funny singing, our dog Nala, every time I sing, she starts to sing as well. So even our dog sings, which is hilarious.

  4. Kathy Bates:

    I can’t believe Jimmy’s gone. Working with him on ‘Misery’ was one of the most profound experiences of my career, when you watch his performance, his terror, it’s as though he’s watching a snake. Brilliant. So many memories flooding back today. Jimmy saying, ‘Let’s get the most hyper guy in Hollywood and make him stay in bed for 15 weeks.’ We were so excited when we got to shoot in the dining room. He was kind. Hilarious. He would have something insightfully funny to say right now. I’m bereft. Sending all my love to the Caan family.

  5. Adam Tichauer:

    I thought, 'Wouldn't it be hilarious if we rented out a sleep-away camp and invited our friends,' we could play all the activities like we did as kids ... and maybe party at night.

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