Definition of amused adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈmjuːzd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmjuːzd//
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  • thinking that somebody/something is funny, so that you smile or laugh There was an amused look on the President's face. Janet was not amused (= she was annoyed or angry). amused at/by something We were all amused at his stories. amused to see, find, learn, etc. He was amused to see how seriously she took the game.
  • Extra examples He was much amused by all this talk. I am very easily amused. I was not at all amused to find they had eaten all the cake. Mr Stopes was clearly amused by the confusion. She looked faintly amused. She seemed greatly amused by his jokes. Tony was very amused at the story.Idioms to give somebody interesting things to do, or to entertain them so that they do not become bored Playing with water can keep children amused for hours.
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