amusing
adj.
VERBS
be, sound
find sth, think sth
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, most (esp. BrE), particularly
mildly, slightly, vaguely (esp. BrE)
PHRASES
not remotely amusing, nothing remotely amusing

There is nothing even remotely amusing about the situation.

Amusing is used with these nouns: ↑anecdote, ↑antics, ↑incident, ↑joke, ↑story

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Amusing — A*mus ing, a. Giving amusement; diverting; as, an amusing story. {A*mus ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • amusing — index jocular, ludicrous, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amusing — (adj.) c.1600, cheating; prp. adjective from AMUSE (Cf. amuse) (v.). Sense of interesting is from 1712; that of pleasantly entertaining, tickling to the fancy is from 1826. Noted late 1920s as a vogue word. Amusive has been tried in all senses… …   Etymology dictionary

  • amusing — [adj] entertaining, funny agreeable, boffo*, camp, campy, charming, cheerful, cheering, comical, cut up*, delightful, diverting, droll, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, for grins*, fun, gladdening, gratifying, gut busting*, humorous …   New thesaurus

  • amusing — [ə myo͞o′ziŋ] adj. 1. entertaining; diverting 2. causing laughter or mirth SYN. FUNNY amusingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • amusing — adj. 1) highly amusing 2) amusing to (it was amusing to everyone) 3) amusing to + inf. (it was amusing to watch the trained elephants perform) * * * [ə mjuːzɪŋ] highly amusing amusing to (it was amusing to everyone) amusing to + inf. (it was… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • amusing — a|mus|ing [əˈmju:zıŋ] adj funny and entertaining ▪ I don t find his jokes at all amusing . ▪ a highly amusing (=very amusing) film an amusing story/anecdote/incident etc ▪ The book is full of amusing stories about his childhood. mildly/vaguely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • amusing — amusingly, adv. amusingness, n. /euh myooh zing/, adj. 1. pleasantly entertaining or diverting: an amusing speaker. 2. causing laughter or mirth; humorously entertaining: an amusing joke. [1590 1600; AMUSE + ING2] Syn. 1. charming, cheering,… …   Universalium

  • amusing — a•mus•ing [[t]əˈmyu zɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) pleasantly entertaining or diverting 2) causing laughter or mirth: an amusing joke[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 a•mus′ing•ly, adv. a•mus′ing•ness, n. syn: amusing, comical, droll describe that which causes… …   From formal English to slang

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