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1Extreme amusement, especially when expressed by laughter.‘his incredulous expression was the cause of much hilarity’
amusement, mirth, laughter, merriment, light-heartedness, levity, fun, humour, jocularity, jollity, joviality, gaiety, delight, glee, comedy, frivolity, exuberance, boisterousness, high spiritsView synonyms
- ‘Meg made a face that was between confusion and extreme hilarity.’
- ‘With much hilarity and shouting, the sum was negotiated.’
- ‘Call it wit, humour, hilarity, comedy and what not, Vivek has it all.’
- ‘Despite the tension and fear that pervaded on the night, the anniversary was highlighted by hilarity and humour.’
- ‘The thing is that, whether or not your comedy is alternative, the key factor is hilarity.’
- ‘Within half an hour my confidence and style excelled, resulting in much hilarity and a good dose of old-fashioned childish fun.’
- ‘You guys come to his rescue and the drama and hilarity ensues.’
- ‘Basically it's two hours of endless fun and hilarity capped off with about fifteen minutes of Baumbachian pathos and sincerity.’
- ‘Dry laughter and hilarity ensue, but the eerie arch of the original is intact.’
- ‘There'll probably be a lot of laughter and hilarity, because the owner of the restaurant is absolutely hilarious.’
- ‘For a movie that seems contrived as a backdrop for madcap hilarity, there's precious little hilarity to distract you from the backdrop.’
- ‘It is also about as close as you'll ever get to a commentary track that you'll want to watch repeatedly for its extreme hilarity.’
- ‘The film veers in its perfectly-plotted course from absolute hilarity to extreme poignancy.’
- ‘They got quite animated and into the whole subject and it was also the subject of much hilarity and humour on their part.’
- ‘This film tries to revive the screwball comedy, yet despite wit and some hilarity, the main characters are just not likeable enough.’
- ‘Certain subjects just don't lend themselves to lighthearted hilarity.’
- ‘The author's name has caused untold hilarity among Britain's schoolboy humour forum, and I've laughed myself silly.’
- ‘‘I take it that banks are excluded from that rule,’ said Tully amid great hilarity.’
- ‘It had moments of genuine hilarity, and genuine pathos.’
- ‘After much slapping on the back and associated hilarity I received a hearty compliment on ‘Designer Crumpet’.’
- 1.1archaic Boisterous merriment.‘by midnight the hilarity had increased’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘cheerfulness’): from French hilarité, from Latin hilaritas ‘cheerfulness, merriment’, from hilaris (see hilarious).
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