Definition of Laughable

1. Adjective. Incongruous;inviting ridicule. "Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"

2. Adjective. Arousing or provoking laughter. "Risible courtroom antics"

Definition of Laughable

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

Definition of Laughable

1. Adjective. Fitted to excite laughter; as, a laughable story; a laughable scene. ¹

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Definition of Laughable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laughable

laugh at
laugh away
laugh down
laugh in one's sleeve
laugh like a drain
laugh like a hyena
laugh line
laugh loudly
laugh machine
laugh off
laugh one's head off
laugh out of court
laugh softly
laugh track
laugh up one's sleeve
laughable (current term)
laughed out of court

Literary usage of Laughable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1789)
"afterwards infilled on a meeting in mari ex »quo , not ex equo according to the laughable readings of fome MSS. 19 Ego Romanorum imperator fum, ..."

2. Sunlight and shadow; or, Gleanings from my life-work by John Bartholomew Gough (1881)
"CHAPTER XV. KNOWLEDGE AND CURIOSITY. ABSURD BLUNDERS AND laughable MISTAKES. What is Knowledge ?—Ignorance with a Library—Wisdom is ..."

3. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1895)
"CHAPTER III Of the laughable conversation which passed between Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, and the Bachelor Samson Carrasco DON QUIXOTE remained very ..."

4. An Historical and Critical Dictionary by Pierre Bayle (1826)
"(A laughable one.) THE particulars may be seen in a chronicle; it is not a story preserved by tradition ; it may be found in the annals of Aquitain, ..."

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