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laughingly

adverb uk   /ˈlɑː.fɪŋ.li/ us    /ˈlæf.ɪŋ-/
If you do something laughingly, you are laughing while you are doing it: He laughingly pointed out our mistakes. 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 absurd rules in the system of law laughingly known as British justice.
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