laughably

[ laf-uh-buhl, lah-fuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF laughably
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The funds of the Board were at the first laughably inadequate.

The possibility of such a connection was laughably preposterous.

It would have been laughably grotesque in its deforming incompetence had it not been directed at human beings.

They have significant names for everything, and a nickname for every one, and some of the latter are laughably appropriate.

Let Crewe cherish a passion for her if he liked, but let him understand that social reasons made it laughably hopeless.

Laughably expressed enough, and difficult to accomplish, but not a bad precept!

The girl flung her strong young arms above her head, and brought down her clenched fists in a laughably vehement way.

Her ideas of such a short time before seemed small, laughably small now.

They have significant names for every thing, and a nickname for every one, and some of the latter are laughably appropriate.

He threw down his pipe in the midst of talking about something carefully unimportant, and sat up with a laughably angry face.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from laugh (v.) + -able. Related: Laughably.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAUGHABLY

ridiculously

adverbabsurdly
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