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Definition of "laughable" []

  • Causing or deserving laughter or derision. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laughable" in a sentence
  • "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."