hilarious

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From Latin hilaris(cheerful), from Ancient Greek ἱλαρός(hilarós, cheerful, merry), from ἵλαος(hílaos, propitious, gracious, kind).

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hilarious ‎(comparative more hilarious, superlative most hilarious)

  1. Very funny; causing great merriment and laughter.
  2. Full of hilarity; merry.
    • 1944, Douglas Stewart, A Girl with Red Hair, and Other Stories (page 60)
      Rounding up the animals in the misty paddocks, with the blackbirds singing as the morning whitened, he felt hilarious, light-headed. He'd clap the cows on their rumps and shout "Come along, there! Come along there, me Irish darlint."

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