amusing Definition

causing laughter or providing entertainment.

Using amusing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "amusing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The comedian's jokes were very amusing.

  • Example

    The movie was quite amusing, I laughed a lot.

  • Example

    She told an amusing story about her cat.

amusing Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with amusing

  • to find something funny or entertaining


    I found his silly dance moves very amusing.

  • a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person


    He entertained us with amusing anecdotes about his travels.

  • to do something for fun or entertainment


    She spent the afternoon amusing herself by reading a book.

Origins of amusing

from Old French 'amuser', meaning 'to entertain'


Summary: amusing in Brief

'Amusing' [əˈmjuːzɪŋ] means causing laughter or providing entertainment. It is often used to describe things that are funny or enjoyable, such as a comedian's jokes or an entertaining movie. Phrases like 'find something amusing' and 'an amusing anecdote' use 'amusing' to denote something funny or interesting. 'Amusing oneself' means to do something for fun or entertainment.