Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Provoking mirth or amusement; funny.
  • adjective Of or relating to comedy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to comedy.
  • Hence Exciting mirth; diverting; sportive; droll; funny: said of persons and things: as, a comical fellow; a comical story; a comical predicament.
  • Given to revelry or dissipation; licentious.
  • Strange; extraordinary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to comedy.
  • adjective Exciting mirth; droll; laughable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective archaic Originally, relating to comedy.
  • adjective Being funny, whimsically amusing.
  • adjective Being laughable, ridiculous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective arousing or provoking laughter

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Examples

  • On April 20 he wrote an essay about what he calls the comical issues of the Summit of the Americas and then on 21st wrote about "serious issues."

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  • On April 20 he wrote an essay about what he calls the comical issues of the Summit of the Americas and then on 21st wrote about "serious issues."

    Canada Free Press

  • On April 20 he wrote an essay about what he calls the comical issues of the Summit of the Americas and then on 21st wrote about "serious issues."

    Canada Free Press

  • You can certainly take issue with the term comical but I don’t think its sufficient evidence of being mean spirited considering the mainstream media and gibbs have both had to clean up after Biden’s gaffes.

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  • What makes my error even more comical is that I innocently inferred that the industrious and opportunistic (in a positive sense) Europeans who became refugees to France during the turmoil of the Algerian independence movement had somehow contributed to the urban squalor I observed in La Rose which was about as far from the truth as one could venture.

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  • What makes my error even more comical is that I innocently inferred that the industrious and opportunistic (in a positive sense) Europeans who became refugees to France during the turmoil of the Algerian independence movement had somehow contributed to the urban squalor I observed in La Rose which was about as far from the truth as one could venture.

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  • What makes my error even more comical is that I innocently inferred that the industrious and opportunistic (in a positive sense) Europeans who became refugees to France during the turmoil of the Algerian independence movement had somehow contributed to the urban squalor I observed in La Rose which was about as far from the truth as one could venture.

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  • What makes my error even more comical is that I innocently inferred that the industrious and opportunistic (in a positive sense) Europeans who became refugees to France during the turmoil of the Algerian independence movement had somehow contributed to the urban squalor I observed in La Rose which was about as far from the truth as one could venture.

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  • What makes my error even more comical is that I innocently inferred that the industrious and opportunistic (in a positive sense) Europeans who became refugees to France during the turmoil of the Algerian independence movement had somehow contributed to the urban squalor I observed in La Rose which was about as far from the truth as one could venture.

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  • They devised "mixed triples," fell in comical positions, and made wild shots.

    intertribal: Do you come from the land down under? Where women glow and men plunder?

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