Definition of “laughingly” - English Dictionary

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“laughingly” in British English

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laughinglyadverb

uk /ˈlɑː.fɪŋ.li/ us /ˈlæf.ɪŋ.li/

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.

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