American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Causing or deserving laughter or derision.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exciting or fitted to excite laughter: as, a laughable story; a laughable scene.
- Synonyms Ridiculous, Comical, etc. See ludicrous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Fitted to excite laughter
- adj. incongruous;inviting ridicule
- adj. arousing or provoking laughter
- From laugh + -able. (Wiktionary)
“But what we spoke of as laughable in the whole affair is, that Master Pope neither had then read one line of Pindar, nor ever read one line of Pindar: and reason good; for at that time he could not read the simple Homeric Greek; while the Greek of Pindar exceeds all other Greek in difficulty, excepting, perhaps, a few amongst the tragic choruses, which are difficult for the very same reason -- lyric abruptness, lyric involution, and lyric obscurity of transition.”
“The typical Saturday Nightmares would feature a movie of varying quality (some were legitimately terrifying, while others were just plain laughable).”
“Calling chemical rockets laughable is a laughable statement.”
“What 's laughable is that even those asking the government to leave their healthcare alone, are on medicare.!!!”
“Most laughable is the authors point that these "elite" "Euro-American" cities have had that attitude since the American Revolution.”
“And laughable is exactly what it would be to him because his show is getting a ton of free press.”
“Every time Christine O'Donnell says something laughable, is it any more absurd than the candidacy of Alvin Greene?”
“I just heard Linda Daves defend its use on MSNBC and to say she was laughable is an understatement.”
“What makes this ad so laughable is that she isn't leading in the popular vote!”
“Even more laughable is the explanation that the document is not being kept secret as such, merely confidential, a circumlocution that is both worthy of Sir Humphrey Appleby of Yes Minister and Orwellian:”
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