Meaning of “amused” in the English Dictionary

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"amused" in British English

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uk /əˈmjuːzd/ us /əˈmjuːzd/

B2 showing that you think something is funny:

an amused smile
She was very amused by/at your comments.
keep sb amused

B2 to keep someone interested and help them to have an enjoyable time:

Toddlers don't need expensive toys and games to keep them amused.

More examples

  • I took plenty of games to keep the children amused.
  • The teacher wasn't amused when she saw the mess in the classroom.
  • I don't know why you're laughing - there is nothing to be amused about.
  • The professor was very amused at some of the children's comments.
  • He watched us with an amused expression as we struggled to put up the tent.


(Definition of “amused” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)