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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. incongruous;inviting ridicule;
- Example: "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"
- Example: "that's a cockeyed idea"
- Example: "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"
- Example: "a contribution so small as to be laughable"
- Example: "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"
- Example: "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"
- Example: "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
[syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous]

2. arousing or provoking laughter;
- Example: "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"
- Example: "an amusing fellow"
- Example: "a comic hat"
- Example: "a comical look of surprise"
- Example: "funny stories that made everybody laugh"
- Example: "a very funny writer"
- Example: "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"
- Example: "a mirthful experience"
- Example: "risible courtroom antics"
[syn: amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Laughable \Laugh"a*ble\, a. Fitted to excite laughter; as, a laughable story; a laughable scene. [1913 Webster] Syn: Droll; ludicrous; mirthful; comical. See Droll, and Ludicrous. [1913 Webster] -- Laugh"a*ble*ness, n. -- Laugh"a*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

laughable adj 1: 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" [syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous] 2: 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" [syn: amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "laughable": absurd, amusing, beyond belief, bizarre, cockamamie, crazy, droll, eccentric, extravagant, fantastic, foolish, funny, grotesque, high-flown, hilarious, humorous, incongruous, incredible, ludicrous, monstrous, nonsensical, outrageous, outre, poppycockish, preposterous, priceless, quaint, quizzical, rich, ridiculous, risible, screaming, weird, whimsical, wild, witty