amused
adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem, sound

She looked faintly amused.

keep sb

He kept the children amused for hours.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
greatly, highly, much, thoroughly, vastly

He was much amused by all this talk.

not at all

I was not at all amused to find they had eaten all the cake.

a little, slightly, etc.
faintly, mildly, vaguely
clearly

Mr Stopes was clearly amused by the confusion.

genuinely
quietly
easily

I am very easily amused.

PREPOSITION
at

Tony was very amused at the story.

by

She seemed greatly amused by his jokes.

Amused is used with these nouns: ↑chuckle, ↑disbelief, ↑expression, ↑eyebrow, ↑glance, ↑grin, ↑laugh, ↑look, ↑smirk, ↑twinkle

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Amused — A*mused , a. 1. Diverted. [1913 Webster] 2. Expressing amusement; as, an amused look. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amused — amused; un·amused; …   English syllables

  • amused — adj. 1) highly, thoroughly, vastly amused 2) amused at, by (she was amused at/by that story) 3) amused to + inf. (I was amused to see him playing up to the boss) 4) to keep smb. amused (he kept the children amused by reading stories) * * * [ə… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • amused — a|mused [əˈmju:zd] adj 1.) if you are amused by something, you think it is funny and you smile or laugh amused at/by ▪ Ellen seemed amused by the whole situation. ▪ I could see she was highly amused (=very amused) . ▪ The man looked a little… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • amused — [[t]əmju͟ːzd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by/at n, ADJ to inf If you are amused by something, it makes you want to laugh or smile. Sara was not amused by Franklin s teasing... We were amused to see how assiduously the animal… …   English dictionary

  • amused — adjective 1 someone who is amused by something thinks it is funny so that they smile or laugh (+ at/by): Clare was highly amused by the little boy s antics. | He won t be very amused when he finds out what s happened to his garden. | James… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Amused — Amuse A*muse ([.a]*m[=u]z ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amused} ([.a]*m[=u]zd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Amusing}.] [F. amuser to make stay, to detain, to amuse, [ a] (L. ad) + OF. muser. See {Muse}, v.] 1. To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amused — a|mused [ ə mjuzd ] adjective * entertained or interested by something: an amused expression not amused MAINLY BRITISH annoyed: A spokesman said the Prime Minister was not amused by the incident …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • amused */ — UK [əˈmjuːzd] / US [əˈmjuzd] adjective entertained or interested by something an amused expression • not amused …   English dictionary

  • amused — amusedly /euh myooh zid lee/, adv. /euh myoohzd /, adj. 1. pleasurably entertained, occupied, or diverted. 2. displaying amusement: an amused expression on her face. 3. aroused to mirth. [1590 1600; AMUSE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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