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Webster 1913 Edition


Comical

Com′ic-al

,
Adj.
1.
Relating to comedy.
They deny it to be tragical because its catastrophe is a wedding, which hath ever been accounted
comical
.
Gay.
Com′ic-al-ly
,
adv.
Com′ic-al′ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Comical

COMICAL

,
Adj.
1.
Relating to comedy; comic.
2.
Exciting mirth; diverting; sportive; droll.
We say, a buffoon is a comical fellow, or his story or his manners are comica.

Definition 2021


comical

comical

English

Adjective

comical (comparative more comical, superlative most comical)

  1. (archaic) Originally, relating to comedy.
    It was a comical performance
  2. Being funny, whimsically amusing.
    The tutor cruelly excelled in comical scoldings
  3. Being laughable, ridiculous.
    What a comical error!
    • 2016 January 30, "Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination," The New York Times (retrieved 30 January 2016):
      Mr. Sanders has scored some rhetorical points against Mrs. Clinton for her longstanding ties to Wall Street, but she has responded well, and it would be comical to watch any of the Republican candidates try to make that case, given that they are all virtually tied to, or actually part of, the business establishment.

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