hilarious

[ hi-lair-ee-uhs, -lar-, hahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF hilarious
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He in turn gives way to the hilarious buffoonery of the two slaves.

The old lady began to seem to him a thought too discursive, if not hilarious.

All Doctor Eben's friends were hilarious; and the greater part of Hetty's were gloomy.

The moderator had some difficulty in restoring order to the hilarious meeting.

All were hugely amused, but one, Mr. Pulcifer, was hilarious.

Señoras and señoritas are hilarious, and little children clap their hands.

They were a wild, hilarious party, careless and irresponsible.

The dance began with a swirl of noise and hilarious confusion.

"Do I look——" she began, but David burst into hilarious laughter.

His hearty, hilarious laugh was as contagious as the measles.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, "cheerful," from Latin hilaris "cheerful, of good cheer" (see hilarity) + -ous. Meaning "boisterously joyful" is from 1830s. Related: Hilariously.

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