amused amused  /ə ˈmjuzd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) pleasantly occupied

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Once again, the White House was not amused.
  2. Many viewers are amused by the Noid, Domino's says, but one of them took the advertising campaign personally.
  3. When engaged or amused, he is voluble, waving his hands and speaking loudly enough to fill the restaurant.

News

  1. Does Edward Snowden Deserve Punishment?

    Geoffrey R Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago. Post is from Huffington Post . I was amused this evening to catch a glimpse of a CNN show asking this question, as if either characterization is correct.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: LawFuel

  2. Printed letters, June 16, 2013

    As I watched the June 5 City Council meeting, I couldn’t help but be amused — and appalled — at the childish behavior of some of the advocates for the Avalon project when it seemed they weren’t getting their way.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. Recent column not justified with facts

    Dear Editor: The first time I read one of Tom Birchfield's columns, I found his one-sided remarks slightly humorous. After being bombarded issue after issue with his archaic and ineffective political bias, I no longer find myself amused.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: East Tennessean

Quotes

  1. "I'm pretty amused by the whole thing," Winfrey told "The Gayle King Show" on Sirius XM Radio. "I think I could be senator, too. I'm just not interested."
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Oprah Winfrey Source: FOXNews

  2. "If I go down as one of the more boring but effective governors, I'll take that as a great compliment," Jindal said at a news conference Sunday. "Our people don't want to be amused by our politics anymore. We don't want to be entertained."
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Bobby Jindal Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "A lot of the way this whole campaign has been covered has amused me. But there was a lot of fulminating because Hillary, one time late at night when she was exhausted, misstated and immediately apologized for it, what happened to her in Bosnia in...
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Bill Clinton Source: ABC News

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