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Definitions for laughable
ˈlæf ə bəl, ˈlɑ fə-laugh·able

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word laughable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousadjective

    incongruous;inviting ridicule

    "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"

  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. laughableadjective

    Fitted to excite laughter; as, a laughable story; a laughable scene.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Laughableadjective

    Such as may properly excite laughter.

    Etymology: from laugh.

    Nature hath fram’d strange fellows in her time:
    Some that will evermore peep through their eye
    And laugh like parrots at a bagpiper;
    And others of such vinegar aspect,
    That they’ll not show their teeth in way of smile,
    Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable. William Shakespeare.

    Meric Casaubon confesses his author Persius was not good at turning things into a pleasant ridicule; or, in other words, that he was not a laughable writer. John Dryden, Juvenal.

Wikipedia

  1. laughable

    Give More Love is the 19th studio album by English musician Ringo Starr. It was recorded primarily in Starr's home studio in Los Angeles and was released on 15 September 2017 by UMe. The album features Starr's frequent collaborators such as Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Gary Nicholson and Bob Malone, members of his All-Starr Band, and guest appearances by Starr's former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney.

ChatGPT

  1. laughable

    Laughable is an adjective used to describe something that is amusing, funny, or ridiculous to such an extent that it provokes laughter or deserves to be laughed at. It can also refer to something that is so absurd, implausible, or inadequate that it seems a joke or something to be dismissed or not taken seriously.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Laughableadjective

    fitted to excite laughter; as, a laughable story; a laughable scene

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of laughable in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of laughable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of laughable in a Sentence

  1. Tim Chung:

    I am a very private person and would normally never answer to gossip and stories that are so ridiculous that they are laughable, there is no story here and I ask that media no longer include me in any narrative that is incredibly disrespectful to their family.

  2. Sam Clovis:

    If it was not so ridiculous, it would be laughable what's going on inside, i would consider this. We have people who are elitists, who are part of the ruling class of this country, or pretenders to that throne, who are openly and willingly going out here and telling the American people who have voted for Donald Trump that they're stupid and they don't know any better.

  3. Neil Eggleston:

    President Trump have the power to investigate an armed assault against President Trump institution, i don't see a court saying,' Oh President Trump just have to sit on your hands. ... You have to leave that to another branch of government.' I think that would be a laughable response by a court.

  4. Attorney Jay Kanzler:

    The entire story is preposterous and laughable, (The filmmaker) owes an apology to the store owner, the community of Ferguson, and the police officers who put their lives on the line because of his recklessness.

  5. The CNN insider:

    It's the height of hypocrisy for Chris to have [his brother] on there for the good news but doesn’t have him on to discuss the bad news, it's laughable for him to be so judgmental of other people for their wrongdoings and he’s sitting there enabling and coming up with excuses for someone with sexual misconduct allegations.

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