Laughable - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlæfəbl|  American pronunciation of the word laughable
Brit.  |ˈlɑːfəb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word laughable

adjective

- so unreasonable as to invite derision(syn: absurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous)

a contribution so small as to be laughable

- arousing or provoking laughter(syn: amusing, comic, comical, funny, mirthful, risible)

it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much

Examples

His attempt at skiing was laughable.

...the laughable, boisterous antics of the circus clowns...

The promises are so far from reality that they are laughable.

a contribution so small as to be laughable

it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much

...Victorian notions of what qualified as impure art now strike us as laughable....

Obsolete fashions are very laughable.

misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents

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