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English adjective: comic

1. comic arousing or provoking laughter

SamplesAn amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls.
An amusing fellow.
A comic hat.
A comical look of surprise.
Funny stories that made everybody laugh.
A very funny writer.
It would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much.
A mirthful experience.
Risible courtroom antics.

Synonymsamusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible

Similarhumorous, humourous

Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous

2. comic of or relating to or characteristic of comedy

SamplesComic hero.

Domain categorydrama

English noun: comic

1. comic (person) a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts


Broader (hypernym)performer, performing artist

Narrower (hyponym)buffoon, clown, comedienne, gagman, goof, goofball, joker, jokester, merry andrew, standup comedian, top banana

Instance hyponymAlfred Hawthorne, Arthur Marx, Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel, Benjamin Kubelsky, Benny, Benny Hill, Bob Hope, Burns, Buster Keaton, Caesar, Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin, Chico, Dudley Moore, Dudley Stuart John Moore, Durante, Fields, George Burns, Groucho, Hardy, Harpo, Harry Lauder, Herbert Marx, Hill, Hope, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Joseph Francis Keaton, Julius Marx, Keaton, Lauder, Laurel, Leonard Marx, Leslie Townes Hope, Martin, Marx, Marx, Marx, Marx, Moore, Nathan Birnbaum, Oliver Hardy, Sid Caesar, Sidney Caesar, Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder, Stan Laurel, Steve Martin, W. C. Fields, William Claude Dukenfield, Zeppo

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