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laughinglyadverb

uk   /ˈlɑː.fɪŋ.li/  us   /ˈlæf.ɪŋ-/
If you do something laughingly, you are ​laughing while you are doing it: He laughingly ​pointed out ​ourmistakes. disapproving If you say something is laughingly ​described in a ​particular way, you ​think this thing is so ​bad that it does not ​deserve the ​description: It is only one of the ​absurdrules in the ​system of ​law laughingly ​known as British ​justice.
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