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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
funny (adjective)
1.
a) affording light mirth and laughter - amusing
b) seeking or intended to amuse - facetious
2.
differing from the ordinary in a suspicious, perplexing, quaint, or eccentric way - peculiar often used as a sentence modifier funny, things didn't turn out the way we planned
3.
involving trickery or deception - told his prisoner not to try anything funny
funny (noun)
1.
one that is funny , especially - joke
2.
comic strips or the comic section of a periodical - usually used with the
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
funny (adjective)
1.
causing or intended to cause laughter
SYNONIMS:
antic, chucklesome, comedic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, hilarious, humoristic, humorous, hysterical ( hysteric), killing, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, screaming, sidesplitting, uproarious
RELATED WORDS:
amusing, diverting, entertaining; clownish, knockabout, slapstick, slapsticky, zany; facetious, flip, flippant, pert, smart, smart-aleck, smart-alecky, snickery; jocular, playful, waggish; campy, jokey ( joky); priceless, rich, whimsical, witty, wry; blithesome, gleeful, jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mad, merry, mirthful
NEAR ANTONYMS:
earnest, grave, no-nonsense, sedate, serious, severe, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber ( sombre), staid, unsmiling, weighty; affecting, moving, poignant, touching, tragic ( tragical); lachrymose, mournful, sad, sorrowful, tearful, woeful
humorless, lame, unamusing, uncomic, unfunny, unhumorous, unhysterical
funny (adjective)
2.
different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion
SYNONIMS:
bizarre, bizarro, cranky, crazy, curious, eccentric, erratic, far-out, funky, funny, kinky, kooky ( kookie), offbeat, off-kilter, off-the-wall, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, rum, screwy, spaced-out, strange, wacky ( whacky), way-out, weird, weirdo, wild
RELATED WORDS:
aberrant, abnormal, addlepated, flaky; extraordinary, fantastic ( fantastical), freak, freakish, freaky, phantasmagoric ( phantasmagorical), phenomenal; atypical, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, salient, striking; atrocious, outrageous, shocking; crotchety, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, nonmainstream, out-there, unconventional, unorthodox; baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling
NEAR ANTONYMS:
average, commonplace, everyday, garden, normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday; conformist, conservative, conventional; expected, familiar, knee-jerk, predictable; common, customary, frequent, habitual, regular, wonted
funny (adjective)
3.
noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced
SYNONIMS:
curious, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, singular, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, weird
RELATED WORDS:
bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky ( kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, special
NEAR ANTONYMS:
unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typical
common, ordinary, plain, usual
funny (noun)
1.
a series of drawings that tell a story or part of a story
SYNONIMS:
cartoon, comic, funny, strip
RELATED WORDS:
comic book, funny paper(s), graphic novel; animated cartoon, animation; caricature
funny (noun)
2.
something said or done to cause laughter
SYNONIMS:
boff ( boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle, jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk ( yuck yak yock)
RELATED WORDS:
funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay
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