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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMUSINGLY

Mrs. Elton was amusingly bewildered by the occurrences of the evening.

The outcome of the evening was amusingly destructive of all our kindly plans.

All this might, he thought, turn out very well and amusingly.

The dancers were grotesquely got up, and are amusingly described by Mr Baker.

And Harry seemed to him the incarnation of everything delightfully, amusingly English.

We went to every kind of shop; they are amusingly different from ours.

That he was a tenderfoot was amusingly apparent to the natives.

On the other hand, some writers have been amusingly overestimated.

The importance attached to this is amusingly illustrated in Mm.

This was of course conclusive of nothing, but it was amusingly to the point.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "cheating;" present participle adjective from amuse (v.). Sense of "interesting" is from 1712; that of "pleasantly entertaining, tickling to the fancy" is from 1826. Noted late 1920s as a vogue word. Amusive has been tried in all senses since 18c. and might be useful, but it never caught on. Related: Amusingly.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AMUSINGLY

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