Definition of laughable in US English:



  • So ludicrous as to be amusing.

    ‘if it didn't make me so angry it would be laughable’
    • ‘The idea that Strauss was a great defender of liberal democracy is laughable.’
    • ‘To think they would observe the spirit of the law and our democratic system is laughable.’
    • ‘While it is not out of the question to golf year round in Vancouver, it is a laughable notion in Saskatchewan.’
    • ‘This I regard as quite ludicrous, and factually so removed from reality as be laughable.’
    • ‘His tirade against a society which he thinks is disenfranchising young men would be laughable if it were not so dangerous.’
    • ‘Presumably the young women think it's just laughable, and it isn't seriously threatening you.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the contrast with the burden put on the public-company sector has become laughable.’
    • ‘In our scientific age with its rationalistic world view, the idea of a person being raised form the dead sees laughable.’
    • ‘It then becomes laughable when the same publications are cited as examples of ideal behaviour.’
    • ‘The snub is laughable and something I just wrote to start me writing tonight.’
    • ‘Any idea that Stalin cared for public opinion in Russia is merely laughable.’
    • ‘Trying to blame these problems on whites is laughable and is not helping your people at all.’
    • ‘His responses to criticisms of problems falling under his control border on the laughable.’
    • ‘The idea that Liz wanted to pick a fight with her family was almost laughable if not insane.’
    • ‘The idea that such an organisation is likely to have any sort of vision, let alone a long-term one, is laughable.’
    • ‘Welsh's understanding of anything indigenous is laughable and insulting.’
    • ‘Of course that's laughable, because I never knew or cared where he stood on that.’
    • ‘Now that I have seen the extended version I just need to point out another discrepancy, and a laughable one.’
    • ‘Every track is just a rant delivered over a monotonous beat and the limited vocabulary would be laughable were it not so obscene.’
    • ‘To state that most of them have only one income is in any case, laughable.’
    ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, risible, preposterous, irrational, worthy of scorn, derisory
    amusing, funny, humorous, hilarious, uproarious, comical, comic, entertaining, diverting, farcical, droll, side-splitting
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