Meaning of AMUSING in English

AMUSING

adjective

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BAD : The last three years have been the most amusing years of my life.

GOOD : The last three years have been the most enjoyable years of my life.

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amusing = causing you to laugh or smile: 'The speaker was clearly embarrassed when the microphone stopped working, but the audience found the situation very amusing.' 'I don't see anything amusing about finding a snake in your tent in the middle of the night.'

enjoyable = causing you to feel happy; pleasant: 'It was one of the most enjoyable holidays we've ever had.' 'Exercise may be hard work, but it can also be enjoyable.'

2

BAD : Most visitors find the museum extremely amusing.

GOOD : Most visitors find the museum extremely interesting.

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Something that holds your attention (and makes you want to know more) is interesting (NOT amusing ): 'The most interesting thing about the dinosaurs is their sudden disappearance.' 'His plan for raising more money sounds interesting but I'm not sure it'll work.'

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